There is so much news in the world of Biblical archaeology and the Holy Land, it is hard to keep up! That is why we offer the latest news from the lands of the Bible that will interest you the most.

BAS: Jesus and the Cross

Throughout the world, images of the cross adorn the walls and steeples of churches. For some Christians, the cross is part of their daily attire worn around their necks. Sometimes the cross even adorns the body of a Christian in permanent ink. In Egypt, among other countries, for example, Christians wear a tattoo ...

  • March 3, 2020

Zahi Hawass: New El-Tahrir Square will be Most Famous World Wide

Dr. Zahi Hawass,the Egyptian archaeologist,said that Tahrir Square is one of the most important squares in the world,pointing out that setting a historical obelisk of the Pharaonic civilization in Tahrir Square is one of the most important Egyptian events. Hawass added,during his meeting with the “Good Morning Egypt”program broadcast on the ...

  • March 3, 2020

Egypt Seeks to Add Pharaoh’s Island on UNESCO World Heritage Site

Egyptologist and archaeologist Dr. Hussein Bassir announced that Egypt is preparing a submission file to register Pharaoh’s Island on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Bassir pointed out that Alexandria is also preparing a submission file for itself as well for it to be registered on the UNESCO list. He stressed on the ...

  • March 3, 2020

Grand Egyptian Museum Costs One Billion Dollars

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities,Dr. Khalid Al-Enani,affirmed that the total cost to construct the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) on the Plateau of the Pyramids reached one billion US dollars. He announced in front of the Tourism Committee in the House of Representatives (HoR),headed by Amr Sedqy,that the largest party in the ...

  • March 3, 2020

Daily Life in Ancient Israel

What was life like for the tribes of Israel in the time of the Biblical Judges, the period archaeologists call Iron Age I (1200–1000 B.C.E.)? The evidence for the early Israelite settlers of Canaan comes from two sources: archaeological survey and excavations. Much of the area of the central highlands, where ...

  • March 3, 2020

3 New Tombs at Dendera Temple to Be Opened to Public

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el Anani on Friday announced that three new tombs at Dendera Temple in Luxor will be opened to the public. “The temple’s roof will also be re-opened after a 15-year closure,”Anani said on the sidelines of inaugurating the Dendera Music Festival in the Upper Egyptian ...

  • March 3, 2020

The 10 Strangest Foods in the Bible

There are hundreds of passages in the Bible that describe food, drink and dining. Many Biblical stories are set within the context of a meal. While most of these are about regular meals, others refer to more bizarre, extreme or supernatural cases of eating and drinking. Here are 10 of the most ...

  • March 3, 2020

Earliest mosaic in the world found in Turkey

A crude tiled floor laid down in geometric patterns, unearthed in a preclassical Hittite town in central Turkey, is the earliest-known mosaic in the world, reports Anacleto D’Agostino of the University of Pisa. Moreover, he adds, the settlement where the mosaic was found may be the lost Hittite city of ...

  • February 11, 2020

Egypt Begins Excavations to Restore Archaeological Site in Sinai

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has started the work of excavations to restore an archaeological site containing the remnants of a military fortress and water tanks. The site was found during the infrastructure project works in the new industrial zone in the East of Al Tafrea area,which is affiliated ...

  • February 10, 2020

3,000-Year-Old Hebrew Inscription Discovered

A Hebrew inscription on a jar unearthed at Tel Abel Beth Macaah may resolve a long-running dispute about the extent of Israelite territory in the 9th-century B.C.E. Written in Hebrew, the inscription reads Ibnayo: “belonging to Benaiyo.” Benaiyo was an Israelite name, suggesting–but not proving–that Abel Beth Macaah was an Israelite city at ...

  • February 10, 2020