The Roman villa of a rich fisherman was discovered in Halicarnassus in southwestern Turkey.
Remains of child sacrifice have been found in a Bronze Age cemetery in Turkey.
The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv is designed like Noah’s Ark. It opens on Monday.
The first week of excavations is over at Gath and Tel Burna. John DeLancey was volunteering at Gath and he shares his experience. (All of these links will take you to the most recent post at the time of this writing.)
On the ASOR Blog, James Fraser writes about dolmens in the Levant.
The new archaeology wing at the Terra Sancta Museum in Jerusalem opened this week.
Assyrian king Ashurbanipal is the focus of an exhibit at the British Museum that runs from November to February. Tickets are £17.
Gershon Edelstein, founder of the Ein Yael Living Museum, died this week.
Adrian Hennigan suggests 9 places tourists should avoid this summer, either because they are hot or crowded (Haaretz premium).
Wayne Stiles considers the historical and spiritual significance of Arad.
Israel’s Good Name shares his trip to the northern Golan.
A guy goes to a garage sale in Minnesota and buys some old negatives. It turns out they are originals taken in Jerusalem in 1858!
Mark Hoffman is very impressed with the ESV Archaeology Study Bible.
The Everlasting Nation Museum opens this summer in Hixson, Tennessee. It includes exhibits of Abraham’s tents, a Jewish wedding, a replica of the Western Wall, and an exact reproduction of Corrie Ten Boom’s “hiding place.”
Ferrell Jenkins has written 2000(!) posts in the last decade or so, and he takes the occasion to reflect back on 50 years of travel “from Ararat to Patmos” and beyond. His work is greatly appreciated!
There will be no weekend roundup for the next week or two.
HT: Joseph Lauer, Agade, Charles Savelle, Steven Anderson