“Silphion cured diseases and made food tasty, but Emperor Nero allegedly consumed the last stalk. Now, a Turkish researcher thinks he’s found a botanical survivor” (subscription).
Sam Mirelman describes the Babylonian Akītu Festival and the Ritual Humiliation of the King.
Owen Jarus gives a lengthy survey of the history of Babylon.
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology at Harvard University is hosting an event on International Archaeology Day on Oct 15.
Phillip J. Long has written a new book, The Book of Enoch for Beginners: A Guide to Expand Your Understanding of the Biblical World.
Dan Reynolds will be speaking at the PEF on Oct 13 on “The Inheritance of Christ: Christian Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Before the Crusades, c. 800 – c. 1099.”
“September 2022 proved to be a banner month for discoveries in the world of biblical archaeology.” Bryan Windle reviews the top three.
HT: Agade, Keith Keyser, Arne Halbakken