In Caesarea, a remarkable Crusader-era cache of 24 gold coins and an earring was found in a small bronze pot, hidden between two stones in the side of a well.
The NY Times has a summary of the Pilate ring discovery. Robert Cargill prefers the theory that the ring belonged to one of Pilate’s papyrus-pushing administrators. Ferrell Jenkins shares a number of related photos.
Archaeologists working at Timna Park opened their excavation to volunteers from the public for three days during Hanukkah.
The second in a series of 12 objects from the Temple Mount Sifting Project is an arrowhead from the 10th century BC.
Jim Davila tries to unravel the latest with the Qumran caves with potential Dead Sea Scroll material (with a follow-up here).
Matthew Adams gives an update on the Jezreel Valley Regional Project on The Book and the Spade.
Israel is on pace to hit a new annual record of 4 million tourists this year.
Episode 1 in Wayne Stiles’s excellent “The Promised That Changed the World” is now available. You can sign up to get free access to all three episodes.
HT: Agade, Ted Weis, Charles Savelle, Joseph Lauer