Archaeologists working on Mount Zion have discovered, for the first time ever, destruction levels from the Romans and the Babylonians in the same space. Shimon Gibson believes that the evidence from the Persian period suggests that Nehemiah’s wall included not only the City of David but also the Western Hill.
“Ground-penetrating radar is revealing the secrets of a Roman legion camp near Tel Megiddo, including the ancient camp’s amphitheater for combat training.”
Chris McKinny and Joe Uziel write about “The Millo: Jerusalem’s Lost Monument” in the forthcoming issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. They discuss the subject in a video interview with Nathan Steinmeyer.
Bible Archaeology Report has created a list of the top ten discoveries related to the book of Isaiah.
Jordan has a severe water crisis.
A rockslide at the waterfall in Nahal David at En Gedi led to the death of an 8-year-old boy and injuries to eight others. The Yonatan Bar David mentioned in the article is from Yad HaShmonah.
Amnon Ben-Tor, the director of excavations at Hazor since 1990, died on Tuesday at the age of 88.
An expanded edition has just been released of Amnon Ben-Tor’s Hazor: Canaanite Metropolis, Israelite City (Israel Exploration Society, 180₪)
Conference on Sept 11-12 at Ariel University: “Boundaries and Influences in the Archeology of Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean”
Ferrell Jenkins shares photos of carob pods like those that were eaten by the prodigal son.
HT: Agade, Arne Halbakken, John Black, Alexander Schick, Explorator
The recently collapsed section of the Roman aqueduct at Caesarea. Photo by Michael Schneider