Israeli archaeologists have found that early Muslim coins and vessels were inscribed with menorahs.
Scholars have discovered more than 1,000 seal impressions from the 2nd-3rd centuries AD in southeastern Turkey.
“An Egyptian-European archaeological mission working in Luxor Governorate uncovered a collection of 27 fragmented statues of the lioness goddess Sekhmet.”
The gate of Amenemhat I is being moved from north Cairo to the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Haaretz (premium) reports on a new study of the decoration of the Temple Mount by Orit Peleg-Barkat. Leen Ritmeyer considers her work on the Royal Stoa and proposes another plan.
On Academia: Yosef Garfinkel argues for the identification of Khirbet Qeiyafa as an Israelite site.
Shmuel Browns shares a beautiful photo of a supermoon rising over the Dead Sea this week.
Changed the World: A Journey through the Birth of Christ.”
Barnes & Noble has a 25% off coupon, good in store or online (GETGIFTING), valid through Sunday. Here are four recommendations:
- Jerusalem: Biblical Archaeology (A Carta Map), $14.95
- The Holy Land for Christian Travelers: An Illustrated Guide to Israel, by John A. Beck, $12.49
- Biblical Turkey: A Guide to the Jewish and Christian Sites of Asia Minor, by Mark Wilson, $39.95
- Fighting for the King and the Gods: A Survey of Warfare in the Ancient Near East, by Charlie Trimm, $74.80
HT: Joseph Lauer, Agade, Rodger Young, Steven Anderson