What's in your dig bag, Aren Maeir

What’s in your dig bag, Aren Maeir?

In our “What’s in your dig bag?” series, we asked working field archaeologists what they carry with them out in Read more

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Reconstructed entrance to the Northwest palace. Photograph by the 94th Engineering Battalion, October 2008.

11 Photos from Nimrud

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Reports indicate that ISIS has destroyed portions of the Assyrian city of Nimrud. Photos from 2008-2010 document some of what … Read more

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Apsis mosaic of Santa Pudenziana

What did Jesus look like?

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By: Joan E. Taylor

Everyone knows what Jesus looks like: he is the most painted figure in all of western … Read more

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Egyptian Pigment Palette

Green Pigments: Exploring Changes in the Egyptian Pigment Palette [VIDEO]

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, the Pigments, Paints, and Polychromies in the Ancient Near Eastern Context session was … Read more

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Manager or Miscreant? The Strange Career of Gimillu of Uruk

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By: Michael Kozuh

From around 540 to 520 BC cuneiform texts from the Eanna of Uruk, a temple in southern … Read more

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P.Vindob. G 2312: A Greek papyrus amulet citing Romans 12:1-2, John 2:1a-2, and Ps. 90:1-2
Source: Papyrus Collection, Austrian National Library

Ancient Papyri Online and for Sale

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By: Brice C. Jones

Over the last decade, we have witnessed a growing fascination with ancient papyri from Egypt. By … Read more

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Figure 1. Part of the Chester Beatty papyri showing portions of the Book of Enoch in Greek (P.Mich.inv. 5552; third century C.E), University of Michigan Library)
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Zodiac Calendars and Angelic Teaching in the Dead Sea Scrolls

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By: Helen R. Jacobus

Angels are often associated with secret knowledge but not usually with authentic mathematics. In several of … Read more

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Tim Harrison Sea Peoples Tayinat

Sea Peoples in North Syria and the Mediterranean Coast

Who were the Philistines? The Israelites’ greatest enemy, and their relationship to the Sea Peoples at the end of the … Read more

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Jeffrey Zorn Ancient Storage Bins

Bin There, Done That: Storage Bins at Tell en-Nasbeh and the Role of the State

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Jeffrey Zorn of Cornell University presented his paper, “Bin There, Done That: Storage … Read more

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The Return of David and Solomon?

Biblical Archaeology and the Quest for the Ancient Israelite States’ Oldest Remains 

By: Juan Manuel Tebes, Catholic University of Argentina Read more

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Jennie Ebeling Dig Bag

What’s in your dig bag, Jennie Ebeling?

In our “What’s in your dig bag?” series, we asked working field archaeologists what they carry with them out in Read more

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Object Biography and Law Morag Kersel

Changing Lives: Object Biography and Law [Video]

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Morag Kersel presented her paper, “Changing Lives: Object Biography and Law.” She did so … Read more

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archaeology podcast Pyla-Koutsopetria I Archaeological Survey of an Ancient Coastal Town

“Interview with the Author: Pyla-Koutsopetria I,” Featuring William Caraher

In this episode of the Friends of ASOR Podcast, we’re excited to bring you an interview with William Caraher, one … Read more

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Sarah Wenner Nabataean and Roman Period

Udhruh and Its Hinterland during the Nabataean and Roman Periods [VIDEO]

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Sarah Wenner presented her paper, “Udhruh and Its Hinterland during the Nabataean and Roman … Read more

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Eric Welch Dig Bag

What’s in your dig bag, Eric Welch?

In our “What’s in your dig bag?” series, we asked working field archaeologists what they carry with them out in Read more

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A Bibliography that Matters

In our final podcast introducing the Syrian Heritage Initiative, we spoke with former Cultural Heritage Specialist, Kurt Prescott about … Read more

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Sexual Harassment, Beth Alpert Nakhai, Keeping Fieldwork Safe

Keeping Fieldwork Safe from Sexual Harassment and Physical Violence

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Beth Alpert Nakhai not only chaired the Women at Work: Making One’s Way in … Read more

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Conservation and Heritage Preservation of the Syrian Heritage Initiative

In continuing our discussion on the cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of State and ASOR, known as the Syrian Read more

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Photograph by Col. Mary Prophit, US Army, January 2010.

Hatra Image Gallery

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Please take a look at the bellow photo gallery of Hatra circa 2009 and 2010. Brought to you by The Read more

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Archaic text from Uruk, MSVO 3, no. 1, now on permanent loan by the State of Berlin to the Vorderasiatisches Museum. http://cdli.ox.ac.uk/wiki/lib/exe/detail.php?id=the_late_uruk_period&media=images:lateuruk04.jpg

From Banning to Changchun: Cuneiform Studies Online, Today and Tomorrow

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By: Robert K. Englund

Paper publication of cuneiform artifact photographs has not progressed much since I was a graduate student … Read more

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