Biblical Archaeology

Thomas E. Levy Presents Cyber-Archaeology in a Holy Land

At a recent TEDx conference in Sonoma County, archaeologist and BAR contributor Thomas Levy gave an illuminating lecture on technology and its usage in Biblical Archaeology. His lucid talk makes the subject matter accessible to all, yet new and illuminating to archaeologists and techies alike. Read More

Lebanese Culture Minister Allows Construction on Phoenician Port

Lebanese citizens are protesting Culture Minister Gaby Layyoun’s decision to allow construction on a site that may contain a 2,500 year old Phoenician port. UNESCO and other organizations have declared the site of historic importance, with a dry dock featuring a network of canals leading out to sea. Layyoun revoked the decree by a former […]

Excavations at Ancient Galilean Synagogue Expose Samson Mosaic

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Monday that recent excavations at Huqoq, Israel, have exposed a monumental 4th-5th century C.E. synagogue with detailed mosaic floors. Read More

Frank Lloyd Wright: Baghdad Through the Eyes of a Visionary

While Wright’s vision for Baghdad was never realized, his drawings now represent part of the history of Iraq – or at least the history of “what could have been.” Read More

British Museum Excavations at Sidon Expose Millennia of History

The British Museum’s fourteenth season excavating at Sidon, Lebanon, continues to reveal astounding artifacts at the Biblical city. Sidon has been inhabited for six millennia, and the excavations have exposed strata from the Early Bronze Age (beginning around 3000 B.C.E.) through the Iron Age (ending in 539 B.C.E.). The season’s finds include unique types of […]