Bible Places: Weekend Roundup
“Colorful remains of mosaics from a 3rd century synagogue in the ancient town of Majdulia are the earliest evidence of synagogue decoration in the Golan.”
“A group of archaeologists, architects and researchers petitioned the High Court of Justice . . . to stop a controversial plan to build a cable car to the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City.”
The latest in the Life Lessons from Israel video series focuses on the Talmudic Village of Katzrin.
Aviva and Shmuel Bar-Am write about a number of small archaeological sites in Pisgat Zeev, a northern suburb of Jerusalem.
Israel21c: Fabulous photos of 5 picturesque places to visit in Israel. The sites include Banias, En Gedi, Masada, Beth Shean, and Caesarea.
Archaeologists are hoping to continue excavations at el-Ahwat, possibly the biblical Harosheth HaGoyim, before modern construction destroys remains.
Israel’s Good Name visited the Horns of Hattin during a reenactment of the famous battle between the Crusaders and Saladin.
Carl Rasmussen reports on his visit to the “real” Bethsaida.
Aaron’s tomb in Jordan will re-open to Israeli tourists after the site was closed following a group that allegedly prayed there.
A researcher claims that the world’s oldest chess piece was discovered in Jordan.
Sara Toth Stub explains what happened to Petra after it was abandoned by the Nabateans.
It’s not clear where Egyptians came up with five million African sacred ibises, but a DNA study shows that they were not raised in breeding farms.
Archaeologists have discovered five lion mummies in excavations in Saqqara.
The Ilisu dam will soon flood Hasankeyf, one of the oldest known and continuously inhabited settlements in the world.
The Central Baths at Pompeii have now been opened to tourists.
A reconstruction of the god Moloch is part of an exhibit on Carthage in Rome.
Cyrus, king of Persia, is the latest subject in Bryan Windle’s series of bioarchaeographies.
Save the date: the annual conference of the Institute of Biblical Context, now redubbed the Infusion Bible Conference, will be held on June 8 to 10, 2020 in west Michigan. The topic is “Paul and His Roman World.”
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