Today is the first day of the feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles) – hag sameah!
A study of 307 Iron Age jars discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa found that the inner-rim diameter always measured nearly the same dimensions, suggesting that this was the size of a handbreadth. The underlying BASOR article is available to subscribers here.
A ritual bath discovered in the Jezreel Valley has been moved ahead of road construction work. The story includes drone footage of the transport of the 57-ton mikveh.
Horse stables from the Crusader era have been discovered at Apollonia.
The Footsteps of Jesus Weekend Experience: Bob Rognlien will be leading a virtual pilgrimage of the life of Jesus the weekend of October 16-18. Early bird pricing is available now.
The Temple Mount Sifting Project has begun a new campaign in which you can adopt a coin in order to support the team’s efforts.
A 40-second film clip shows archaeologists working in Herod’s palace at Masada in 1955. Another shows Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1964.
HT: Agade, Alexander Schick