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We recently visited the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and saw many of the Bible-related archaeological treasures displayed there. Bible students would probably recognize objects from Bible dictionaries, class materials, PowerPoint lessons, textbooks, and other sources. It’s one thing to see … Continue reading
This excavation week has come to a close. Lots of hard, dirty, sweaty, rewarding, and enriching work. Here are some tidbits for the future: 1. This may be the last dig season here. Due to hard work over the past 3 weeks, … Continue reading
We are almost finished with our first week at the dig. Now that things are working better with my Wi-Fi, I’m happy to show some highlights from the past few days.
During last summer’s dig, we found artifacts that relate to Israelite religion before Solomon’s temple. They may even help us understand more about the temple itself. As the Israel Antiquities Authority headlined it for this morning’s press conference, “Hebrew University archaeologist … Continue reading
Todd Bolen commented with a series of questions on my previous post about the Qeiyafa cultic room from 2010. Todd wrote: 1. What parallels exist for this type of incense altar? 2. Was evidence of burning found in this room? … Continue reading
Yossi Garfinkel recently presented finds from a cultic room unearthed at Khirbet Qeiyafa in 2010. He sent me some photos for this blog just before his presentation in Jerusalem. They are shown here with his permission. Here is my own … Continue reading
I mentioned in yesterday’s post that a bronze bowl was discovered at Qeiyafa. Bronze bowls were costly and at times inscribed with a dedication to an individual. Could ours be inscribed with a biblical name? At this point it is … Continue reading
Who knew? Not me. She is one of the best-known crime writers of all time but few know the extent of Agatha Christie’s archaeological pedigree. Married in 1930 to eminent archaeologist Max Mallowan, Christie spent two decades living on excavation … Continue reading
Here is an interesting read from last year on one of my favorite places – the British Museum in London. I’ve visited a few times (it’s free!) and always enjoy going. I normally focus on its ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern collections … Continue reading