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June 28    Scripture

Archaeology: News & Articles
Various News Articles

Iron II Palestine: Emerging Nations From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/ba60-3.html


A Hittite Seal from Megiddo Itamar Singer A tiny seal unearthed by the excavators of Megiddo in the 1930s belonged to Anu-ziti. Its inscription states his profession: "charioteer." This title, borne by official diplomats of Hatti and vassal states, offers further witness to the importance of this station on the diplomatic route between the Hittite and the Egyptian royal courts. From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/singer.html


A Synthesis of Cultures From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/ba59-1.html


Acropolis Update Work continues on the restoration of the Acropolis monuments despite concern that a lack of skilled stoneworkers is slowing the project.--SPENCER P.M. HARRINGTON Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Greece and Rome]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/acropolis.html


An Urartian Ozymandias Paul Zimansky Make room on the roster of great builders of the Iron Age Near East--from Solomon to Sargon--for a forgotten potentate who ruled an Urartian kingdom in the highland region around Lakes Van and Urmia. Though he inspired no legends and left a meager impression on the written record, Rusa II, the last great king of Urartu, may have been the Iron Age's most energetic instigator of building projects. From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/zimansky.html


Anatolian Archaeology: A Tribute to Peter Neve From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/ba58-2.html


Arti-Facts Desperately Seeking Faustus (Lamps). DIGMASTER. Flood Damage at Thebes. News from Tel 'Ein Zippori and Sepphoris. Plus reviews of Anatolia and the Balkans, and Anatolia: Land, Men, and Gods in Asia Minor. From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/af_58-2.html


Athens Metro Update Greek archaeologists and scholars are worried that ancient remains in Athens could be damaged or destroyed by a new subway tunnel.--NIKOS AXARLIS Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Greece and Rome]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/metro.html


Beetles in Stone From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/ba57-4.html


Before the Pyramids Neolithic peoples in France constructed huge tombs that are today only visible from the air.--FRÉDÉRIC LONTCHO Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Europe]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/neolithic/index.html


Bodies of the Bogs Over the past centuries, remains of many hundreds of people have come to light during peat-cutting activities of northwestern Europe. Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Europe]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/bog/index.html


Canaanite Lion A Canaanite statue of a lion, dating to the fifteenth or fourteenth century B.C., has been found at the Hazor National Park, near Rosh Pina in northern Israel.--AMÉLIE A. WALKER Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/lion.html


Cretan Minoan Finds A newly discovered Minoan palace has yielded the oldest well-dated fresco fragment ever found in Crete.--SPENCER P.M. HARRINGTON AND YANNIS STAVRAKAKIS Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Greece and Rome]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/minoan.html


Curse of the Balsam Cookers The mystery of a curse inscribed on the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue at Ein Gedi on the shores of the Dead Sea may have been resolved.--ABRAHAM RABINOVICH Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/balsam.html


Czech Egyptologists Open Shaft Tomb The sealed tomb of Iufaa was recently opened by Czech archaeologists excavating at Abusir, yielding a wealth of information about burial practices and religious beliefs.--LYLA PINCH BROCK AND JAROMIR KREJCI Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/egypt2.html


Czech Egyptologists Open Shaft Tomb The sealed tomb of Iufaa was recently opened by Czech archaeologists excavating at Abusir, yielding a wealth of information about burial practices and religious beliefs.--LYLA PINCH BROCK AND JAROMIR KREJCI Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/egypt2.html


Dig Like a Surgeon An intact Etruscan grave, dirt and all, is excavated in the lab.--ANNA MARIA ESPOSITO Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Europe]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/surgeon/index.html


Early Egyptian Presence in Canaan From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/ba58-1.html


Egyptian Crocodile in Roman Sewer Discovery of a crocodile-shaped limestone waterspout provides evidence of close links between Crete and Egypt.--YANNIS N. STAVRAKAKIS Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Greece and Rome]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/crocodile.html


Egyptian Statue Found An unusual statue was found by chance this spring during construction in a Nile Delta town northeast of Cairo.--MARK ROSE Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/egypt.html


Emar on the Euphrates From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/ba58-3.html


Forty Years in the Capital of the Hittites Jürgen Seeher In a century of excavations at the Hittite capital, Boghazköy, no one has played a more active role than Peter Neve. His retirement in 1994 coincides with his fortieth year at the site, including three decades as director. These years produced a long list of stupendous discoveries and won Neve an ever widening circle of friends. From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/seeher.html


From Cyprus to Munich A police sting leads to the recovery of Cypriot church treasures.--MARK ROSE Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Europe]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/cyprus/index.html


From the Sands of Saqqara A 4,500-year-old Egyptian tomb complex that once housed a mortuary chapel on display at the Louvre since 1903 has been located not far from the pyramid of the pharaoh Djoser at Saqqara.--SPENCER P.M. HARRINGTON Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/saqqara.html


Hadrian's Arch Restored Hadrian's arch, a familiar landmark in downtown Athens, is getting a facelift.--YANNIS STAVRAKAKIS Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Greece and Rome]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/hadrian.html


Hellenistic Palestine Between Large Forces From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/ba60-1.html


Hittite Pottery and Potters Robert C. Henrickson That's the way the cooking pot crumbles! How a vessel breaks provides evidence for how it was made. A technological analysis of pottery from recently renewed excavations at Late Bronze Age Gordion demonstrates strong connections to the Hittite ceramic tradition From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/henrickson.html


Imaging Rathcroghan Geophysical surveys at Rathcroghan, Ireland, have revealed the presence of archaeological features extending well beyond the 300-foot-diameter mound at the center of the site.--ANDREW L. SLAYMAN Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Europe]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/ireland.html


Jews and Christians in a Roman World Roman rule led to sweeping social transformations throughout the eastern Mediterranean.--RICHARD A. HORSLEY AND SUSAN E. ALCOCK Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Greece and Rome]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/romanworld/index.html


Looking Through Roman Glass The peoples of the Roman Empire used more glass than any other ancient civilization.--DAVID WHITEHOUSE Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Greece and Rome]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/reviews/roman/


Mummification in the Necropolis of Alexandria Forensic anthropologists have recognized signs of mummification of the skeletal remains at the Gabbari necropolis in Alexandria, Egypt.--COLIN CLEMENT Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/gabbari.html


Oil in Hittite Texts Harry A. Hoffner, Jr. Hittite literature urges: Give bread to the hungry, water to the thirsty, clothes to the naked, and to the desiccated, give oil. Oil was one of the minimal essentials in ancient Anatolia, as in the rest of the Near East. Sleuthing the various Hittite words for oils, lard, grease, and fat, philologist Hoffner discovers the basic Hittite word for oil, and catalogs its multifarious uses. From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/hoffner.html


Oldest Bridge in Ireland Archaeologists have found remains of Ireland's oldest bridge, unexpected evidence of early technology.--BEN KEENE Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Europe]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/irish.html


Oldest Glue Discovered The oldest glue in the world has been found in a cave near the Dead Sea.--AMÉLIE A. WALKER Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/glue.html


Oldest Paintings of People in the Middle East Rescue excavators working in advance of construction of the Tchrine Dam in the Euphrates Valley have discovered more than 20 painted silhouettes of women.--SPENCER P.M. HARRINGTON Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/euphrates.html


Pelusium: Gateway to Egypt A massive waterway across Egypt's northern Sinai Desert, known as the Peace Canal, aims to bring fresh water from the Nile to the city of El Arish, 40 miles west of the Israeli border, making the region fertile. In 1991 archaeologists launched the North Sinai Salvage Project to survey the canal's path for sites, excavate sites that would be destroyed, and suggest where the canal might be rerouted to avoid important remains.--KRZYSZTOF A. GRZYMSKI Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/pelusium/index.html


Pisa Update Two more Roman ships have been discovered at Pisa's San Rossore train station.--ANDREW L. SLAYMAN Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Greece and Rome]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/pisa.html


Plague Victims Found: Mass Burial in Athens April 15, 1998 A unique mass grave and nearly 1,000 tombs from the fifth and fourth century B.C. were recovered during excavations prior to construction of a subway station just outside Athens' ancient Kerameikos cemetery.--NIKOS AXARLIS Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Greece and Rome]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/kerameikos.html


Plants and People in Ancient Anatolia Mark Nesbitt Archaeobotany in the Near East has scored numerous advances, and excavations in Turkey played an especially significant role in spurring recognition that agriculture and diet are integral to an understanding of the past. Though still a youngster in the field, archaeobotany offers insight into every period of the human past. From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/nesbitt.html


Pots and People From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/ba58-4.html


Preserving Jewish Heritage An architect's effort to document and restore Greek synagogues--ELIAS V. MESSINAS Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Greece and Rome]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/greece/index.html


Qumran Controversy The presumption that the authors of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls were a small Jewish religious order known as the Essenes living in Qumran, Israel, was hotly debated at a conference on the scrolls held at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem this past July.--HAIM WATZMAN Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/qumran.html


Siloam Tunnel: Built by Hezekiah or the Hasmoneans? Military Intervention Iron Age Style From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/ba59-3.html


Stolen Stones Looting of Iraqi archaeological sites has been a major problem since the Gulf War. Includes clickable map of the throne room suite--JOHN MALCOLM RUSSELL Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/nineveh/index.html


Stone Anchor Hoard Seventeen stone anchors and anchor fragments found off the ruined Omani port of Qalhat may shed light on ancient seafaring in the region.--SPENCER P.M. HARRINGTON Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/anchor.html


Swords, Armor, and Figurines K. Aslihan Yener Metal mining and manufacture were critical high technologies in the ancient world: metal provided the standard of value, medium of exchange, and the raw material of tool and weapon industries. Analysis of the "fingerprints" of ores and artifacts has begun to display the complex tableau of ancient metal industries. Lead-isotope analysis clarifies the dynamics of provisioning metal in the Late Bronze Age Hittite empire. From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/yener.html


The Anchor Church at the Summit of Mt. Berenice, Tiberias From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/asor-basep94-anchor.html


The Archaeology of Moab From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/ba60-4.html


The Goddess Anat Disappears Military Intervention Iron Age Style From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/ba59-2.html


The Iron 1 Western Defense System at Tell El-`Umeiri, Jordan From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/asor-basep94-iron1.html


The Oldest Datable Chambers on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/asor-basep94-chambers.html


The Phiale of Achyris Photographs and detailed description of the $1.2-million gold offering bowl from Sicily that is now at the center of a court case in Manhattan. Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Greece and Rome]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/phiale/index.html


Tiglath Pileser to the Rescue: Military Intervention Iron Age Style From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/bahp.html


Urkesh: First Hurrian Capital From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]
http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/back-issues/ba/ba60-2.html


Xenophon's Retreat British scholar Timothy Mitford believes he has found the spot from which a Greek army first sighted the Black Sea during its flight from the forces of the Persian king Artaxerxes II in 401 B.C.--NORMAN HAMMOND [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Greece and Rome]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/xenophon.html


Yemeni Megaliths A chance discovery of a group of megaliths on a coastal plain in western Yemen has sent scholars scrambling to explain why and how people were living there between ca. 2400 and 800 B.C.--SPENCER P.M. HARRINGTON Archaeological Institute of America [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News]
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/yemen.html


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