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.

Greek town thousands of years older than thought, goes back to Stone Age

Renewed excavations of Kirrha, supposedly a Bronze Age settlement that arose in a marsh on the northern Greek coast near Delphi, have discovered that it began thousands of years earlier than had been thought. A joint French-Greek team investigating the site for the last 11 years has concluded that concentrated occupation there ...

  • January 30, 2020

‘Royal estate’ that served biblical kings found in northern Israel

Archaeologists have uncovered a monumental complex in northern Israel that they believe served as a rural estate for ancient kings of biblical fame such as Omri, Ahab and their descendants. The spectacular pillared building and a surrounding industrial zone have emerged at Horvat Tevet, an ancient site in the Jezreel Valley just outside ...

  • January 30, 2020

The Enduring Symbolism of Doves

Few symbols have a tradition as long and as rich as the dove. A particular favorite in art and iconography, the dove often represents some aspect of the divine, and its use has been shared, adapted and reinterpreted across cultures and millennia to suit changing belief systems. From the ancient ...

  • January 11, 2020

Unusual table may reveal location of Jerusalem’s ancient market on road to Second Temple

The discovery of a distinctive table used to measure standard amounts of liquids by a paved town square along the road leading to Temple Mount suggests that ancient Jerusalem’s main agora has been found, archaeologists say. The production of wine and olive oil were major industries in this region for thousands ...

  • January 11, 2020

Sun Shines on Sanctum Sanctorum  at Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor

The sun shone on the Sanctum Sanctorum at Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut belonging to a queen in the western bank of the Nile River next to Luxor at Monday’s dawn. This temple is considered one of the seven wonders in Ancient Egypt. Shafts of the sun rays shone on the holy compartments ...

  • January 11, 2020

Hebrew nametag on ancient wine jar reopens debate on scope of Israelite kingdom

When archaeologists digging in the ruins of an ancient northern town found a few broken pots in the remains of one building last year, they didn’t pay them much attention at first. But researchers were astonished when a closer review of the clay vessels from Abel Beth Maacah revealed that one ...

  • January 11, 2020

What Happened to Cain in the Bible?

What happened to Cain in the Bible? In the Book of Genesis, we are told about Cain’s birth, his violent act of fratricide and his subsequent exile. We learn that he married and had descendants, but the Bible is strangely mute about his death. How did Cain die? If he did not die ...

  • January 4, 2020

Top 10 Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2019

We live in remarkable days, archaeologically speaking. More excavations at more sites are uncovering a tremendous amount of all kinds of information about ancient civilizations. Much of what is learned doesn’t make for a sensational news story, but is perhaps more important than the headline discovery. The end of the year ...

  • January 4, 2020

Trove of Ancient Gold Coins Found in Yavneh Juglet

A treasure trove of gold coins has been found in a broken clay juglet, among the remains of industrial kilns. Industrial pottery production at this Yavneh factory was ongoing starting near the end of the Byzantine to the beginning of the Early Islamic periods (7th-9th centuries C.E.). Liat Nadav-Ziv, leader ...

  • January 4, 2020

Experts fear damage to ancient Egyptian artifacts en route to Tahrir Square

Egypt's recent decision to transport ancient Pharaonic artifacts to a traffic circle in the congested heart of Cairo has fueled fresh controversy over the government's handling of its archaeological heritage. Cairo has some of the worst air pollution in the world, according to recent studies. Archaeologists and heritage experts fear vehicle ...

  • January 4, 2020