Coronavirus fears have led to a number of restrictions in Israel and the West Bank, including the closure of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, the banning of all foreign tourists from hotels in the West Bank, and the quarantining of travelers arriving from certain European countries. Now Israel is talking about forbidding entrance to Americans.
New technology is being used to determine the date and location of horse domestication in the ancient world.
The latest newsletter of the Oriental Institute is now online.
An exhibit on Tall Zirā‘a will run at the Museum of the Yarmouk University through the end of June.
Ray Vander Laan is leading a free web-based video course beginning Monday on “The Path to the Cross.”
Carl Rasmussen visits the new museum at Troy and shares a photo of a human sacrifice depicted on a sarcophagus.
The Greek City Times has a feature on Nashville’s replica of the Parthenon.
A call for papers for two sessions at SBL on the “Historical Geography of the Biblical World” ends on Wednesday.
New from Brill: The City Gate in Ancient Israel and Her Neighbors: The Form, Function, and Symbolism of the Civic Forum in the Southern Levant, by Daniel A. Frese.
William H. Shea died last month.
HT: Agade, Ted Weis, Explorator