Tag Archives: Rome

New Excavations to Begin at Masada

After a 10-year hiatus, the Dead Sea mountain fortress of Masada will be excavated again according to this news article. Though much has been found in the past, Director of Excavations Dr. Guy Stiebel says much remains to be discovered. Masada (“stronghold”) … Continue reading

Posted in 2009 Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation, Ancient Rome, archaeologists, General Archaeology, Israel, Khirbet Qeiyafa, Masada | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two New Discoveries Relate to Ancient Jerusalem

Two new archaeological finds relate to Jerusalem in the Old and New Testament periods. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have found the northernmost wall of 1st century AD Jerusalem and discovered the point where the attacking Romans breached it during … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Battles, Ancient Rome, Inscriptions and Manuscripts, Israel, Jerusalem, New Discoveries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Spectacular” ancient shipwreck discovered at Caesarea’s harbor

A shipwreck with bronze statues, thousands of coins, and other finds has been discovered at ancient Caesarea Maritima, the same harbor used by the Apostle Paul. The Israel Antiquities Authority calls this the largest underwater discovery in 30 years. The wreck dates … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Rome, Caesarea, Israel, New Discoveries, Paul, underwater archaeology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Join My Tour of Italy this Fall

I am leading a group tour to Italy from October 30th through November 9th of this year. We will visit some of the best places to see in Italy, including Venice, Florence, Pisa, Pompeii, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, and Rome. … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Architecture, Ancient Rome, Culture & Cuisine, Europe, Interesting places to visit, Italy, Overseas trips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A History of the Roman Empire in 75 Seconds

Want to see something pretty cool? Here is a visual survey of ancient Rome from the original city-state republic in 510 B.C., to the collapse of the West in the 5th century A.D., to the fall of Eastern Empire’s capital … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Rome, Links to interesting stuff, Tech & Resources | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Apostle Paul’s Bones Identified?

Pope Benedict announced yesterday, that fragments of bone from the first or second century have been found in a tomb in the Basilica of St Paul in Rome. Speaking at St Paul’s-Outside-the-Walls, on the eve of today’s Feasts of St … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Archaeology, Europe, Misuses of biblical archaeology | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment