Archaeologists have discovered the oldest port in Iraq, a large harbor built by the Sumerians circa 2000 BC.
A US organization has kept the traditional tomb of Nahum in Iraq from collapsing.
Scholars have identified an ancient Greek medical text by Galen that was later covered by a 10th-century copy of the Psalms.
Fifteen years after 15,000 antiquities were looted from the Baghdad Museum, half of them have still not been located. Many have likely been sold on the antiquities market.
“Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments is a topographical survey of rock reliefs, historical monuments and architecture that covers all historical periods from ancient to modern.”
Touring Jordan: Ferrell Jenkins shares a photo of the Jabbok River and Leon Mauldin posts shots of Tell es-Saidiyeh (Zarethan?) and a sunset over the Dead Sea.
Apollo Magazine reports on the famous mosaics of Medeba.
In celebration of the acquisition of CDL Press, Eisenbrauns is offering a 30% discount on all volumes in the Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology series. Use discount code CUSAS.
Clyde Billington is on The Book and the Spade this week discussing the Roman camp at Megiddo.
Aren Maeir was honored on his 60th birthday with a festschrift prepared for him by more than 100 contributors!
Professor Ephraim Stern, director of the Dor Project from 1980 to 2000, passed away Friday evening in Jerusalem.
James F. Strange has died.
HT: Agade, Charles Savelle, PaleoJudaica