King Herod Trendsetter

BASOR Article Preview: Fit for a King: Architectural Decor in Judaea and Herod as Trendsetter

When I was a teenager I thought I would one day become an astrophysicist, exploring black holes and red giants. But after high school I have worked for several years […]

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General view of the site of Tell es-Sultan/ancient Jericho from south, with the Middle Bronze Age (1900-1550 BC) fortification works at the southern side of the tell. All photos courtesy of Lorenzo Nigro.

Tell Es-Sultan - A Pilot Project for Archaeology in Palestine

By: Lorenzo Nigro, University of Rome La Sapienza In a few weeks students and young scholars of Rome “La Sapienza” University, along with Palestinian colleagues from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, will return to Tell es-Sultan. The site – identified since late antiquity with Biblical Jericho, the Canaanite city-state of Rwha –is the most visited […]

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Plan of Khirbet Iskandar gate.

Surviving Collapse: Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan in the EB IV Period

By: Suzanne Richard, Professor Department of History and Archaeology; Department of Theology Director, The Collins Institute for Archaeological Research and the Archaeology Museum Gallery at Gannon Calamity, upheaval, and dislocation, whether wrought by human disasters such as war or natural agents such as earthquake and climate change, eventually face all societies. But in an era of […]

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The archaeological UAV and Morag Kersel.

Landscapes of the Dead

Landscapes of the Dead: Aerial and Pedestrian Site Monitoring at Fifa, an Early Bronze Age Cemetery on the Dead Sea Plain, Jordan By: Morag M. Kersel, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University The primary objective of the Landscapes of the Dead Research Project is to assess (through aerial photography and a pedestrian survey) the Early Bronze […]

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