JERUSALEM (RNS) — The Israel Antiquities Authority said 2,000 to 3,000 people lived in the ancient city, 'one of the largest of its kind in the region.' This is the first time a prehistoric settlement from this time period has been discovered in central Israel.
VADNAGAR, India (RNS) — Is Indian Prime Minister Modi's interest in Buddhist antiquities genuine, or just a play for votes among his country's dispossessed?
(RNS) — Two tiny clay seals attributed to King Hezekiah of Judah and an Isaiah who could be the biblical prophet have drawn global notice this year — and raised the visibility of a tiny American church involved in their discovery.
(RNS) — Now that ISIS has been driven from Mosul in Iraq, Muslim traditionalists say it is imperative to start reconstructing the Mosque of the Prophet Jonah, which had marked the site since the 12th century, along with the ruins of a seventh-century Christian church.
(RNS) — For decades archaeologists have searched for the fishing village where apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip lived.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Questionable artifacts haven't cast doubt on the reputations of other museums and institutions in the same way as occurred after the Museum of the Bible's acquisition of thousands of items from Iraq in a sale that was 'fraught with red flags.'
(RNS) It was called 'The Jewish Alcatraz,' but on the last night of Passover in 1944, 80 prisoners dug themselves out.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Some scholars question the document's provenance.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Dozens of catapults and stones were found which archaeologists say were used by the Romans, led by Titus, against the Jewish guards defending a wall of the Second Temple.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The mosaic, dating to the fifth century, includes pairs of bears, donkeys, leopards, camels, lions, ostriches and snakes, just as described in the Book of Genesis.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The discovery lends weight to what some archaeologists have long suspected: that a Jewish community existed in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem neighborhood during the time when Jesus lived.
(RNS) The presence of a Muslim student on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has touched off a controversy within the Southern Baptist Convention.