There will be no roundup next weekend, but if you’re at ETS or SBL, stop by the BiblePlaces booth and say hello to me, A.D., Kris, Chris, and Christian. Kaelyn, Charity, Caden, and Mark will be around as well. I’ll be presenting a couple of papers at ETS, so you’re invited to attend if you’re interested in the archaeology of Esther or the chronology of David. The complete program is online here.
Meg Ramey describes her walk along the route from Troas to Assos, following in Paul’s footsteps.
Professor Aykut Çınaroğlu has been buried in the cemetery next to his excavation site of Alacahöyük, according to his request in his will.
Climbing the pyramids and other “thuggish acts toward Egyptian antiquities” are now illegal and will result in imprisonment or a fine.
“Three shipwrecks from ancient and mediaeval times and large sections of their cargoes have been discovered off the small Aegean island of Kasos.”
Excavations on the Greek islet of Chryssi south of Crete have uncovered large quantities of murex shells.
Lucas Grimsley writes about his experience in excavating in Cyprus.
Brent Davis talks about the challenges of trying to crack Linear A.
“Entering Early Christianity via Pompeii” is a resource from The University of Manchester to provide a “virtual guide to the world of the New Testament.” It looks interesting.
St John Simpson of the British Museum explains how they work with law enforcement to fight antiquities looting.
The Jerusalem Post explains the significance of the Washington Pentateuch.
“The National Library of Israel (NLI) and Google have announced that 120,000 books from the library’s collection will be uploaded to Google Books for the first time as part of their collaboration.”
The Gustav Jeeninga Museum of Bible and Near Eastern Studies at Anderson University is being re-opened after being re-located.
The NY Times has a story on this week’s re-opening of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology.
New book: The History and Archaeology of Phoenicia, by Helene Sader ($50).
Eisenbrauns has a sale of 40-50% off selected festschriften.
HT: Agade, Charles Savelle, Keith Keyser, Explorator