Category Archives: Links to interesting stuff

Bible Lands Museum Video: “Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Elah Valley”

The Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem has a special exhibit, “In the Valley of David and Goliath,” on the archaeological site of Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Elah Valley. The exhibit’s feature video is now online and can be viewed from the comfort … Continue reading

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Archaeology Updates in San Antonio

My wife and I are attending the ASOR Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. This is one of several professional organizations for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies that meet in a different U.S. city every November to share results and … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries

The small building covering the traditional burial site of Jesus is getting a thorough renovation, and the original stone burial slab has been revealed for the first time in centuries. National Geographic posts a nice article and video on this. After visiting once or … Continue reading

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Archaeologists restore floor tiles from 2nd Jerusalem Temple

What did people see beneath their feet when walking on the Temple Mount 2,000 years ago? What surface did people stand on during events such as the Passover, or when listening to a favorite rabbi’s discourse? The Temple Mount today is mostly … Continue reading

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The Khirbet Qeiyafa Puzzle

Someone has turned a photo from Khirbet Qeiyafa, the recently excavated city from the time of Kings Saul and/or David, into an online jigsaw puzzle. The image is from one of the earliest two seasons and only shows one of the … Continue reading

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Explorations in Antiquity Center near Atlanta planning major expansion

The Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, Georgia, has announced plans for a major expansion onto adjacent land. Dr. Jim Fleming, a scholar who has lived and worked in the Bible Lands, founded this museum to “help people experience the ancient biblical … Continue reading

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Lectures on the Philistines in Kansas City and Chicago

Those in the Kansas City and/or Chicago area have a special opportunity next week to hear lectures by Dr. Aren Maeir, the archaeologist who has excavated ancient Gath since the mid-1990’s. Bible students will recall Gath as one of the … Continue reading

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What is a Typical Day Like on an Excavation? (or, A Day in the Life… Again??)

Rebekah Dutton has a new post titled “Archaeology Dig – A Day in the Life” describing a typical dig day at Ashkelon. It may be fun to compare it with this post of mine from July, 2009, describing a typical … Continue reading

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Fiddler on the Roof meets an Archaeological Dig

I am excavating at Khirbet Qeiyafa in Israel, but am also in the cast of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Florida about four weeks from now. “Fiddler” is about a Jewish community trying to hold on to its traditions in … Continue reading

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Meeting a behemoth on the way to Israel

I arrived in Israel yesterday to join the last excavation season at Khirbet Qeiyafa. I was originally not able to come but some things unexpectedly changed a few weeks ago. Today is Shabbat (Sabbath) which makes for a good day … Continue reading

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