Scientists have discovered a void in the Great Pyramid of Giza that is 100 feet long.
Archaeologists excavating in the Timna Valley have discovered remains of a pregnant Egyptian woman.
A swimmer in the Sea of Galilee found a Byzantine-era “chicken-shaped object.”
Young Gazans have begun a campaign on social media to stop the destruction of Tall es-Sakan.
An international team from Spain, Portugal, and the Palestinian Authority conducted excavations at Tirzah (Tell el-Farah North) last month in order to “1. to evaluate the state of conservation of the site in order to implement a program of protection and restoration; 2. topographical survey; 3. archaeological sounding on the Iron Age II sector.” (Not online, as far as I can tell.)
A paper in Astronomy and Geophysics by Colin Humphreys and Graeme Waddington dates the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded to October 30, 1207 BC and suggests this is the “sun-standing-still” event mentioned in Joshua 10. But this connection was proposed last year by H. Yizhaq, D. Vainstub, and U. Avner. The biblical texts, however, date Joshua’s conquest a couple of centuries earlier than this eclipse.
New research suggests that about 80% of antiquities available for sale online are looted or fake.
This week marked the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and the 100th anniversary of a significant Australian victory over the Ottoman defenses at Beersheba.
A new release on an important subject with many nice photos: The Old Testament in Archaeology and History, edited by Jennie Ebeling, J. Edward Wright, Mark Elliott and Paul V. M. Flesher. Waco, TX:
Baylor University Press, 2017.
HT: Agade, Ted Weis, Joseph Lauer, Charles Savelle