Mass grave in cave Lachish showing skulls of some individuals buried after the Assyrian conquest of Lachish under Sennacherib in 701 BC (from Lachish III, Pl. 4).

Horrors of War in the Ancient Near East

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By: Jordi Vidal

War in the Middle East seems ever-present. But the study of war has been neglected, no more … Read more

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Map of Assyrian Empire.

When were the Israelites? Understanding Israelite Identity in the Pre-Exilic Period

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By: C.L. Crouch

Scholars have long asked, “Who were the Israelites?” Less frequent is the question, “When were the … Read more

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Matt Glassman at the dig stie.

My Time with the Associates for Biblical Research at Khirbet el Maqatir in Israel

*This scholarship was made possible by donations made to the 2014 scholarship drive. Donate today.

By: Matt Glassman, 3rd year

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/13/14

If you missed anything from the ASOR Facebook or Twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some Read more

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Valerie Schlegel at an excavation.

Breaking In: Women’s Representation in Archaeology

By: Valerie Schlegel
Undergraduate Judaic Studies Major at The University of Arizona

March is Women’s History Month, which highlights the … Read more

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Figure 1. Shrine of Hussein within the Great (Umayyad) Mosque, Damascus (Photo copyright 2005 Frederik Questier and Yanna Van Wesemael)

Hussein’s Head and Importance of Cultural Heritage

By: Michael Press, Research Fellow at the Center of Advanced Spatial Technologies
University of Arkansas

Figure 1. Shrine of Hussein within the Great (Umayyad) Mosque, Damascus (Photo copyright 2005 Frederik Questier and Yanna Van Wesemael)

Figure 1. Shrine of Hussein

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A Nabataean temple was discovered at the Dibon site in 1952. Here, workers remove part of a wall.

ASOR Archives: The Dibon Excavation Collection

Did you know that the ASOR Archives documents over a century of American archaeological research in the Near East? The … Read more

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Fig. 5: Cut marks on distal humerus of a sheep. Photo: J. S. Greer.

New Archaeological Data for the Study of Ancient Israelite Religion and Society from Tel Dan

By: Jonathan S. Greer

Fig. 1: Plan of Tel Dan. Courtesy of HUC-JIR Tel Dan excavation.

Fig. 1: Plan of Tel Dan. Courtesy of HUC-JIR Tel Dan excavation.

Not all exciting archaeological … Read more

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Current Issues in Israelite Religion

By: Richard S. Hess

The archaeology of Israelite religions continues to evoke new evidence and approaches. Recent reassessments raise the … Read more

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2013 Platt Fellowship: A Summer at Hippos Sussita

Matt Winter, Platt Fellowship Recipient

My initial introduction to the site of Hippos Sussita, near Kibbutz Ein Gev in Israel, … Read more

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ASORtv: How the Grants Help

When ASOR Director Andy Vaughn traveled to Israel and Jordan in 2012, he met up with recipients of the PlattRead more

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ASORtv: Excitement on a Dig

When ASOR Director Andy Vaughn traveled to Israel and Jordan in 2012, he met up with recipients of the PlattRead more

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Hogging the Attention: Cuisine and Culture in Ancient Israel

By: Edward F. Maher

The Iron Age of Ancient Israel (1200 – 586 BCE) includes the rise and decline of … Read more

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Recipe for Surviving an Archaeological Excavation

By: Marielle Velander, 2013 Meyers Fellow

I’m already halfway through my three weeks as an archaeologist at Tel Kabri, a … Read more

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Digging the Iron Age at Bethsaida

By: Olga Goussev-Sushinsky, 2013 Heritage Fellow

For my first archaeological dig, I decided to choose Bethsaida.  The site is located … Read more

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Excavating Canaanite remains at Tel Jezreel

Motes_1By: Ashley Motes, 2013 Heritage Fellow

From May to June, I spent four weeks at Tel Jezreel in Israel participating … Read more

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Shalom from Huqoq, Israel!

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By: Megan Hynek, 2013 Platt Fellowship recipient

Deciding to dig in Israel was an easy decision. I am currently a … Read more

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The Ceremonial Precinct in the Upper City of Hazor: What Does the Identification As a Temple or Palace Have to Do With Joshua’s Conquest?

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 Hazor, “the head of all those kingdoms,” has a unique place in Biblical Archaeology. It is Read more

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The Big Dig Video Roundup

Sites and Finds

Deep Time at Tall Hisban, Jordan

In Focus: Abel Beth Maacah

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Cooking in the Hebrew Bible

By: Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, Ph.D., William Jessup University

It is an understatement to say that within US culture there is a … Read more

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