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The VALUE project: Video Games and Archaeology at Leiden University

Doom? Downfall? Super Mario Bros? Sure, they’re fun, but now video games contribute to public outreach, heritage preservation, education, and archaeological research. […]

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The Land before the Kingdom of Israel: Asking New Questions of Old Data

Late Bronze Age Canaan was made of many different social groups and political units. How did some of these come together to form the Israelites […]

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Sumerian Art and Modern Art from Gudea to Miró

It was only in the early 20th century that Sumerian art became known in the West. But this allowed it to influence Modern artists […]

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Discovering Genesis

What does the Book of Genesis mean? Are we to read it literally? A closer look […]

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The Gamla Excavations Final Report, The Rest of the Story

The appearance of the third volume of the final report on Shmarya Gutmann’s excavations […]

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Israel Numismatic Report: Important Finds, Altruistic Reporting, and the Law

Recently a number of altruistic Israelis have turned in or reported coin finds […]

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Were the ancient Egyptians polite? Exploring politeness in Late Egyptian

Were the ancient Egyptians polite? […]

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Ancient Legal Papyri Bring Lost World to Life

Everyone has heard of the ancient Jewish religious scrolls discovered at Qumran […]

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Why 1 and 2 Kings?

Why were the books of 1 and 2 Kings written […]

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Potent Potables of the Past: Beer and Brewing in Mesopotamia

In ancient Mesopotamia, people knew how to appreciate a good beer […]

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