Archaeologists have discovered an latrine in the ancient theater of Izmir (biblical Smyrna), probably intended for use by actors.
“New excavations at the site of Blaundus in western Turkey are shedding light on the burial practices of ancient Asia Minor.”
Hurriyet Daily News has a short story on the use of healing bowls in antiquity.
Excavations of the Mycenean necropolis of ancient Rhypes has revealed various assemblages of grave goods and bronze swords.
Giorgia Baldacci explains how clues from the cultural context of the Phaistos Disc support its authenticity and help to date it to 1750 BC.
George Athas discusses the intertestamental period on the Undeceptions podcast.
Microsoft has teamed up with the Greek government to digitally preserve ancient Olympia.
The Roman denarius has influenced currency throughout the Mediterranean world for the last two thousand years.
“Rome’s Barberini Mithraeum, a mysterious cavern dating to the third century AD, is to reopen to visitors every second and fourth Saturday of the month, from 13 November.”
The 23rd season of excavations has begun at the site of ancient Ecbatana, capital of the Medes.
Upcoming trips of interest with Tutku Tours:
- In Paul’s Footsteps in Turkey, with Mark Wilson (Apr-May 2022)
- By Sea & Land: Paul’s Journey to Rome, with Charl Rasmussen and Glen Thompson (Apr-May 2022)
- Seven Churches of Revelation and John of Patmos (Jay-June 2022)
- Greece & Turkey: The Cradle of Christianity, with Mark Fairchild (July 2022)
- Paul at Illyricum, with Mark Wilson (Sept 2022)
- Sailing Acts: The Seaports and Sailing Routes of Paul, with Linford and Janet Stutzman (Sept 2022)
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Ted Weis, Arne Halbakken, Keith Keyser, Explorator