A new study confirms that the name of David is indeed written on the Mesha Stele.
Smithsonian Magazine profiles Michael Langlois, an unusual scholar who identified many “Dead Sea Scroll” forgeries in various private collections around the world. More recently he has confirmed the reading of “David” on the Mesha Stele.
A BAS Dig Scholarship recipient describes his experience excavating at Khirbat al-Balu’a, a Moabite site in Jordan.
Flashfloods in Petra caused the evacuation of 1,700 tourists and locals.
Ten mummified crocodiles were found in an Egyptian tomb.
Three men were arrested in Aswan for trying to steal a 10-ton statue of Ramses II.
“An ancient wooden sarcophagus that was featured at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences was returned to Egypt.”
“There’s a good chance you were told ancient Egyptians pulled chunks of brains out through the nose. Experiments suggest there was a much easier way to do this: scrambling the brains.”
Middle East Eye posts several dozen interesting and annotated satellite images of Egypt.
In recent episodes on the GTI Tours Podcast, Jerrell Jobe discusses Egypt’s significance in Scripture, and Matt Bach identifies some “hidden gems” in Israel.
“As of March 2023, ‘Atiqot will become a thematic journal, publishing volumes dedicated to specific topics related to the archaeology of Israel from the protohistoric to Ottoman periods. The journal will be published in English only, both online (Open Access) and in print.” Themes of future issues include:
- `Atiqot 112: Ancient Hoards, Caches, and Deposits
- `Atiqot 113: The Archaeology of Purity and Impurity
- `Atiqot 114 (March 2024): Wine and Drinking Habits in Antiquity
- `Atiqot 115 (June 2024): Rural Life in the Southern Levant
- `Atiqot 116 (September 2024): Cult and Religion
- `Atiqot 117 (December 2024): Burials and Burial Practices
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Arne Halbakken, Gordon Dickson, Ted Weis, Wayne Stiles, Mondo Gonzales, Alexander Schick, Charles Savelle, Keith Keyser, Explorator