Excavations in the old Givati parking lot in the City of David have continued this summer, with archaeologists uncovering a building destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC.
The board of ASOR has voted to remove “Oriental” from its name, though they have not yet decided on a new name for the organization.
What do journalists write about when most archaeologists aren’t digging this summer? You may have noticed that Rossella Tercatin at The Jerusalem Post is digging through recent journals and summarizing the results for a popular audience. Her latest articles include:
- 2,500-year-old pottery shows close ties between ancient Israel and Turkey (from article in Levant)
- Archaeologists propose new identification for biblical Tel Rosh (from article in Palestine Exploration Quarterly)
Statues worth millions of shekels were stolen from the Wilfrid Israel Museum in northern Israel.
Gary Byers is interviewed by Bryan Windle in the latest installment of the “Discussions with the Diggers” series.
Shmuel Browns is offering some of his spectacular photography now as large limited-edition prints.
Israel’s Good Name reports on his recent field trip to the ruins of the recently renovated Ashdod-Yam.
We just finished a volume with 3,000 photographs illustrating the book of 1 Samuel by chapter and verse. It’s a one-of-a-kind collection, and our launch price ends next week. Learn more about it here.
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer