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“Researchers say that a small vial of deep red paste found in Iran’s Jiroft region is likely an ancient tube of lipstick.”

“A scarab, a scroll and an ancient tomb are this month’s top reports in biblical archaeology.”

Biblical Archaeology Review has posted their annual roundup of excavation opportunities. They also offer scholarships.

New from Lingua Deo Gloria: A Child’s Biblical Hebrew book. Available on Amazon in print and as a free pdf on the publisher’s website. A Child’s Koine Greek book has just been announced.

The Narmer Catalog is a comprehensive database, gathering in one convenient location all available information about archaeological objects with inscriptions related to Narmer, the first king of Ancient Egypt, and his regional predecessors from Dynasty 0.”

New article: “Gold and Silver: Relative Values in the Ancient Past,” by James Ross and Leigh Bettenay, in Cambridge Archaeological Journal (open access)

New release: Archaeology and the Bible: 50 Fascinating Finds That Bring the Bible to Life, by Tom Meyer. The author was interviewed this week on CBN News.

HT: Agade, Arne Halbakken, Gordon Dickson

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