Category Archives: Archaeology

Ken Ristau on Tel Dor

Ken Ristau (of anduril.ca fame) has written some reflections on his six-week participation in the Renewed Tel Dor Project this last summer. The Tel Dor excavations were renewed in 2003 and are directed by Ilan Sharon (Hebrew University) and Ayelet … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Tel Dor | 2 Comments

Cameron and Jacobovici producing The Tomb

According to a news release on CNW Group, filmmakers James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici (of The Exodus Decoded fame) have wrapped production on The Tomb (working title), a new biblical documentary-drama about the life of Jesus (at least that is … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Documentary, Film, News | 4 Comments

Going Potty at Qumran: Evidence of Latrines Discovered (GPAT 4)

A recent news release on Eureka Alert summarizes a forthcoming article in Revue de Qumran on a remote latrine site discovered at Khirbet Qumran. This is the fifth in a series of posts (some more serious than others) on “Going … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Potties, Archaeology, Dead Sea Scrolls, Discoveries, Qumran | Comments Off on Going Potty at Qumran: Evidence of Latrines Discovered (GPAT 4)

Canaanite Burial Ground Found in Jerusalem

Israel’s Antiquities Authority announced yesterday the discovery in Jerusalem of an ancient Canaanite burial ground dating back more than 4000 years. Here is the report from Arutz Sheva: Archaeologists working at the site of the Holyland Park building project in … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Discoveries, News | Comments Off on Canaanite Burial Ground Found in Jerusalem

Ancient Egyptian Drinking Party

MSNBC has an article about an ancient Egyptian drinking party which they liken to the debaucheries of the “Girls gone wild” video genre (Gee, do you think that tie-in was made to be provocative?). The article, “Sex and booze figured … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Near East, Archaeology | 1 Comment

Temple Treasures in Monastery?

The San Francisco Chronicle has an article claiming that the treasures from the (second) Jewish Temple are sitting in a Greek Orthodox monastery near Bethlehem. Right… The article, “Ancient Jewish treasures in monastery, book says Ancient Jewish treasures in monastery, … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, News | 3 Comments

Dead Sea Scrolls Confirm Bible?

According to Billy Graham, the Dead Sea Scrolls “repeatedly confirm the accuracy of the Bible.” In his Q&A column in the Kansas City Star and elsewhere, Graham gave the latter answer to an inquirer who told about a friend “who … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran | 8 Comments

Turkey Archaeological Dig Linked to Garden of Eden

The First Post has an article on the archaeological dig at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey which links it to the garden of Eden story in the book Genesis. Interesting read. Tags: Archaeology, Genesis, Garden of Eden, Gobekli Tepe, Turkey

Posted in Archaeology, Genesis, News | Comments Off on Turkey Archaeological Dig Linked to Garden of Eden

King David’s Spa Treatment

Just imagine King David, after a hard day cutting off Philistine foreskins, heads down his private tunnel to his spa for the full treatment: a nice aromatherapy massage, sauna, and steam bath. What better way is there for a king … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, City of David, King David, News | Comments Off on King David’s Spa Treatment

The Exodus Decoded: An Appraisal (By Chris Heard)

Perhaps one of the most lavish documentaries produced on the Hebrew Bible in recent years is Simcha Jacobovici’s The Exodus Decoded. This two-hour documentary purports to “analyze the latest archaeological findings and scientific papers;… explore the dusty back rooms of … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Bible, Exodus, Popular Culture | 2 Comments