Monday , 21 April 2014

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

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 ...

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A Hotbed of Healing: Ritual Cures in Roman Palestine

A Hotbed of Healing: Ritual Cures in Roman Palestine

By: Megan Nutzman, University of Chicago 2012-2013 Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellow W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research My dissertation looks at ritual heali ...

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Follow up: The Archaeology of WWI in Palestine

Follow up: The Archaeology of WWI in Palestine

By: Jeffrey A. Blakely This post is a reply to comments on Jeff Blakely’s previous post The Archaeology of World War I in Palestine and the Beginning of the Modern Middle East. Ro ...

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The Archaeology of World War I in Palestine and the Beginning of the Modern Middle East

The Archaeology of World War I in Palestine and the Beginning of the Modern Middle East

By: Jeffrey A. Blakely Most Americans understand World War I in the Middle East through the epic 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. Who can forget Peter O’Toole’s vibrant blue eyes as ...

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Terracotta Oil Lamps from Qumran and Ein Feshkha (R. de Vaux’s Excavations, 1951-1958): Typology, Chronology and the Question of Manufacturing Centers

Terracotta Oil Lamps from Qumran and Ein Feshkha (R. de Vaux’s Excavations, 1951-1958): Typology, Chronology and the Question of Manufacturing Centers

By: Jolanta Mlynarczyk, University of Warsaw, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow The aim of my research at the Albright was to study an assemblage of ca. 200 oil lamps discovered at Qumran b ...

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Texts without Qumran and Qumran without Texts: Searching for the Latrines

Texts without Qumran and Qumran without Texts: Searching for the Latrines

By: James D. Tabor, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte  On the other days they dig a small pit, a foot deep, with a paddle of the sort given them when they are first ad ...

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From Destruction to Archaeology: the significance of “Operation Anchor” for the Cultural Heritage of Jaffa.

From Destruction to Archaeology: the significance of “Operation Anchor” for the Cultural Heritage of Jaffa.

By: Martin Peilstöcker  During spring 1936 the nationalistic uprising of the Palestinian Arab population against Mandatory British rule and Jewish mass immigration became more and ...

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Qumran Month Comes to a Close

Qumran Month Comes to a Close

It has been a successful month here on the ASOR blog, with posts by many leading scholars on all aspects of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls! We have had seven posts covering every ...

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Sectarianism and the Archaeology of Qumran

Sectarianism and the Archaeology of Qumran

By: Eyal Regev In a couple of articles published in BASOR and Revue de Qumran[1], I have analyzed the social aspects of the inhabitants of kh. Qumran using social-scientific theor ...

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Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

 By: Jodi Magness Qumran - the site associated with the Dead Sea Scrolls - is located eight and a half miles south of Jericho, by the northwest shore of the Dead Sea.  The site wa ...

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Ossified Territory and Theaters of the Absurd:  Personal Reflections on Taking Students beyond the River

Ossified Territory and Theaters of the Absurd: Personal Reflections on Taking Students beyond the River

By:  Elena D. Corbett, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College The views expressed here are those of the author. Please see the full disclaimer at the end of this essay. Quite by acc ...

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Update on ASOR’s strategic plan

Update on ASOR’s strategic plan

Strategic plan adopted by ASOR board. It is with great pleasure we announce that on April 24, 2010, the ASOR board of trustees unanimously adopted the “Strategic Plan as a bluep ...

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WAC Ramallah Conference

WAC Ramallah Conference

Posted by Morag Kersel on behalf of the World Archaeological Conference True to its foundational principles, the World Archaeological Congress will hold its first "Middle East" me ...

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