“At the annual meeting this week of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Denver, Colorado, scholars will discuss whether to rechristen the 118-year-old society on the grounds that its moniker is irrelevant and racist.” There’s more here.
Iraqi technicians are restoring ancient Babylon under a U.S.-funded project, with the goal of making the site worthy of UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
New book: Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games, by Andrew Reinhard.
Mosaics looted from Turkey and sold to Bowling Green State University are now being returned.
Lawrence Schiffman explains how Dead Sea Scroll forgeries were exposed by high-tech tests.
Artofthe.Bible is a new catalog of 5,800 works of art from wikimedia arranged in 116 Bible stories.
“A Biblical Spice Rack” was published in Bible Review in 1997 and is now available online through Bible History Daily.
Robert Alter has completed his translation of the entire Hebrew Bible. It will be released in time for
Christmas. (An Amazon coupon code good through today will save $5 off purchase of $20 or more: NOVBOOK18.)
HT: Joseph Lauer, Agade, Ted Weis, Mark Hoffman, Charles Savelle, Chris McKinny