An Egyptian mummy with a woman’s portrait turned out to be a 5-year-old girl, based upon a study using high-resolution scans and X-ray microbeams.
SURA is a new project that will make available to the public 7,000 historic glass plate negatives from the Egyptological library of the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels.
“New analysis of a First Book of Breathing papyrus sheds light on its derivation from the Book of the Dead and postmortem deification in ancient Egypt.”
Wayne Stiles shares photos and looks at lessons to be learned from the pyramids of Giza.
Archaeologists are using artificial intelligence to analyze satellite images to identify ancient structures.
The Greek Reporter has created a short video showing the conservation and transportation of the mosaic of the Villa of Dionysus at Dion.
Carl Rasmussen shares photographs of Sinope, a likely recipient of Peter’s first epistle.
Gordon Govier asks, “Where are the other fake fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls?”
I just learned about thebiblesleuth.com, a weekly blog that links the Pentateuch with archaeological findings, following the Jewish annual reading cycle of the Torah. The blog is written in serial format, with the focus this year on the Iron Age IIA period (early Israelite monarchy).
In a three-minute video, John Currid answers the question, “Why is archaeology useful to Christians?”
“Owning the Past: From Mesopotamia to Iraq” is a new exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford.
Accordance’s Black Friday sale includes big savings on collections, including a number of graphics collections.
James Sanders died last month.
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Keith Keyser, Ted Weis, Ferrell Jenkins, Alexander Schick, Arne Halbakken