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Weekend Roundup, Part 2

“Archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of Ptah-M-Wia, who served as head of the treasury under Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II.”

Archaeologists are discovering Byzantine remains after a modern palace in Luxor was torn down.

Claims that a second Sphinx statue has been discovered near the Giza pyramids are not true, according to Zahi Hawass.

The Arch of Janus in Rome will open to the public for the first time in 28 years.

“Warming relations between Israel and Arab countries creates new application for Aravrit, script that combines Hebrew and Arabic.”

The schedule for ASOR’s 2021 Annual Meeting is now online.

Kyle Keimer has joined Biblical Israel Ministries and Tours, and he has begun a “Why” series on the blog, starting with Jerusalem.

Montagu Parker’s great-great-niece writes about her discovery that six books are being written about her infamous relative’s ill-fated expedition to Jerusalem.

Israel’s mortuary beliefs are the subject of Matt Suriano’s conversation with Chris McKinny and Kyle Keimer on the Biblical World podcast.

Clyde Billington and Gordon Govier discuss the latest discoveries in biblical archaeology on The Book and the Spade.

HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Arne Halbakken

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