The archive of the American Schools of Oriental Research is now open to the public at Boston University.  Treasures in the collection include diaries of archaeologists, photos of excavations, and historic mementos. 

Wow – check out this yard full of antiquities that a “collector” had amassed before he was arrested. 

For the story in English, see here.

Hundreds of looted antiquities have been returned to Iraq from the United States, reports the NY Times.

An article was found in the excavations near the Western Wall.  No kidding—an article.  You don’t want to miss these informative updates from The Kotel site.

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HT: Joe Lauer and Roi Brit