• Do You Get to Keep What You Find?
    Do You Get to Keep What You Find?
    There is one question that I am asked all the time, which has a short answer but is long on associated implications. The question is simply “Do you get to keep what you find?” The answer is very short: “No.” [...]
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  • The Dead Sea Scrolls at Seventy
    The Dead Sea Scrolls at Seventy
    This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. What have we learned over the past three score and ten? First, it has become increasingly recognized that we do not have a “library of the Essenes” in the way that it was previously understood.
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  • Kamid el-Loz – A Short Story in 900 Words
    Kamid el-Loz – A Short Story in 900 Words
    The urban communities of Kamid el-Loz, or at least their political representatives, used iconic buildings like the palace and temple to represent or symbolize the social order of the city.
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  • ‘Joy plants’ and the earliest toasts in the Ancient Near East
    ‘Joy plants’ and the earliest toasts in the Ancient Near East
    Beer, weed, wine, opium? Inhabitants of the ancient Near East made and consumed them all but rather than simply getting high, our ancestors integrated drugs and alcohol into social, religious, and medicinal practices.
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  • Lights on the “Dark Age”
    Lights on the “Dark Age”
    Did radical changes take place in the southern Levant after the collapse of the first cities? Marta D’Andrea sheds some light on this “Dark Age.”
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  • Masculinities and Third Gender: Gendered Otherness in the Ancient Near East
    Masculinities and Third Gender: Gendered Otherness in the Ancient Near East
    There is a distinctive human phenomenon in ancient Near Eastern history: persons who were born males, but under various social and historical circumstances their masculine identity was considered to be ambiguous.
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  • ‘Invaders of Obscure Race?’ Understanding the Hyksos
    ‘Invaders of Obscure Race?’ Understanding the Hyksos
    Does archaeology reveal the ‘Hyksos’ to be sophisticated Egyptian-Levantine hybrids who rose to power during a uniquely multicultural period?
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  • Do You Get to Keep What You Find?
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls at Seventy
  • Kamid el-Loz – A Short Story in 900 Words
  • ‘Joy plants’ and the earliest toasts in the Ancient Near East
  • Lights on the “Dark Age”
  • Masculinities and Third Gender: Gendered Otherness in the Ancient Near East
  • ‘Invaders of Obscure Race?’ Understanding the Hyksos
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