A 7th-century BC temple facade with Phrygian writing was discovered in western Turkey.
Restoration work is underway in the Hypostyle Hall of the Karnak Temple.
Betina Faist provides an introduction to legal practices in the Neo-Assyrian empire.
Farmers and artisans in Egypt are struggling to keep alive the ancient tradition of making papyrus.
ArtDaily has a photo essay of how the ancient technique of making papyrus paper continues today in Egypt (temporary link; see under “The Best Photos of the Day.”)
“From ancient Egypt to the Persian Empire, an ingenious method of catching the breeze kept people cool for millennia.”
Alexandra Ariotti reviews the history of Jews on the island of Crete, from before Paul’s travels there to the present day.
Free download: Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Art, by Ruth Ezra, Beth Harris, and Steven Zucker (Smarthistory, 2019).
Daily Sabah gives a short profile of Timothy Harrison, an archaeologist who has been excavating Tell Tayinat for nearly 20 years.
HT: Agade, Ted Weis, Arne Halbakken, Joseph Lauer