The statue of a priest’s head was discovered in the western theater of Laodicea.
X-rays are revealing the insides of an Egyptian mummy.
Restoration of a 2,000 year old burial cave in Croatia revealed the tomb of a Greek warrior.
National Geographic runs a well-illustrated piece on the Emperor Hadrian’s relationship with the city of Athens.
New: The British Museum’s Excavations at Nineveh, 1846–1855, by Geoffrey Turner
“Nineveh’s renowned cultural heritage museum, known for the Islamic State’s disastrous attack on its treasures, has finally reopened to the public.”
A 3-D model recently made of the site of Mari “showed major vandalism of the Royal Palace and a huge amount of illegal excavation throughout the site.”
A collection of 25 photographs illustrate important archaeological sites in the UAE.
Assyriologist Veysel Donbaz is interviewed about ancient languages and tablets discovered in Turkey.
Chariots in ancient Egypt were ridden not only by men, but also certain women as well.
Online seminar: “‘An even more unexpected find’: The Synagogue of Dura-Europos and its place in local history,” with Ted Kaizer on Dec 16.
David Moster has posted the first video in a new series: “American Cities Named for the Bible.”
V. M. Traverso writes about the four earliest NT manuscripts, though the 1st century dates he gives are earlier than generally accepted.
“An unparalleled collection of Judaica amassed by one of the greatest Jewish dynasties in the world and not seen in public for over a century is to be sold at auction.”
Phillip J. Long reviews A Rooster for Asklepios, by Christopher D. Stanley, the latest in the genre of scholarly novel. He highly recommends it as one of the best with “an interesting plot line which is rich in details illustrating the Greco-Roman world of mid-first century Asia Minor.”
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Ted Weis, Charles Savelle, Explorator