In the final season of the Tel Gezer Project, archaeologists have found evidence of Merneptah’s fiery destruction of the city, including the skeletons of an adult and child. The capture of Gezer is mentioned in the famous Merneptah Stele, along with the slaughter of Israel.
Norma Franklin explains why the winery they discovered at Jezreel fits the time and place of Naboth’s vineyard.
The IAA has posted a 3-minute video on the “Siloam street” and drainage channel that is being excavated between the Pool of Siloam and the Temple Mount.
Did Jeremiah bury his loin cloth at the Euphrates or at Ein Perat? Ferrell Jenkins provides photos of both and some evidence for the latter.
Carl Rasmussen shares photos and reflects on his time in Jerusalem during the Six Day War.
One of your considerations in choosing a summer excavation to join is the field school. Year after year, the Tell es-Safi team has one of the best schedules of lectures and field trips.
The PEF’s refusal to accept papers which discuss Jewish excavations in Jerusalem ultimately led to its cancellation of the conference on “Anglo-German Exploration of the Holy Land 1865-1915.”
The Book and the Spade reposts a Dead Sea Scrolls Documentary, produced for the 50th anniversary of the discovery and including audio from Albright, Yadin, Trever, DeVaux, and others.
J. C. McKeown writes about famous doctors in the ancient world on the Oxford University Press blog.
A new program at Leiden University seeks “to show the great potential video games have for archaeology in terms of public outreach, heritage preservation, and education, but also for actual research.”
Eisenbrauns has a big sale going in July, with 60 titles at 60-80% off. Here are a few recommendations:
- Jerusalem in Original Photographs 1850-1920, by Shimon Gibson; $49.95, on sale for $14.99
- Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles, by A. Kirk Grayson; $89.50, on sale for $17.90
- Ancient Damascus, by Wayne T. Pitard; $45.00, on sale for $13.50