A woman hiking on an unnamed archaeological site in eastern Galilee picked up a gold coin with the image of Emperor Augustus. High-res images are available here.
Luke Chandler reports on a new excavation at Khirbet Arai, not far from Tel Lachish. The first week has already revealed two massive structures as well as Philistine pottery.
Douglas Petrovich has done some interesting work related to the Israelite presence in Egypt. He has started a Kickstarter project to raise funds to publish a book on it.
The lyre depicted on Israel’s half-shekel is based on a seal now known to be forged. A larger drawing of the forged seal is online here.
A 19-year-old American spent the night in Solomon’s Quarries to dig for treasure.
The publication of Yadin’s final report from his Megiddo excavations will be celebrated at an event at Hebrew U on April 5.
In Photos: Members of an Israeli historical group dressed up in costume for a three-day hike from Jericho to Jerusalem.
The plan to enlarge the mixed prayer area in the Jerusalem Archaeological Park next to the Western Wall prayer plaza is apparently dead.
Archaeologists are opposing plans to build a hotel and apartment buildings in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Tor, the traditional “Hill of Evil Counsel.”
Ferrell Jenkins shares a photo of one of the best preserved stretches of Roman roads in Israel.
Ashkelon excavation veterans are invited to a closing celebration as the thirty-year project ends.
HT: Charles Savelle, Joseph Lauer, Agade, Ted Weis, Daniel Wright