A very interesting sarcophagus and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of Pharaoh Seti I were excavated at Tel Shadud in Israel’s Jezreel Valley.
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On the one hand, there are some excellent scholars said to be featured on a new six-part-series called Bible Secrets Revealed which debuts November 13th. On the other hand, the series is made by Prometheus Entertainment, the same group who makes Ancient Aliens. Either way I’ll be checking it out.
Everyone in biblical studies is chatting about this enigmatic inscription from Jerusalem that seems to date to the 10th century BCE. What does it say? Nobody seems to be able to read it. Some are claiming that’s because it’s written in the Jebusite language.
Here’s an interesting article on the archaeology of Ur.
This article in the NY TImes about some recent archaeology in Sudan is pretty interesting.
Ramesses III, who famously fought the Sea Peoples, might have had his throat cut by members of his harem according to researchers. Seems one of his sons (Pentawere) wanted to be the next king.
Patrick McGovern explains how beer allows us to time travel. LINK
Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are online. Awesome.
There’s been quite a bit of coverage regarding a wall uncovered by Eilat Mazar in Jerusalem that belongs to the first Temple period. There is currently a big debate on whether it’s 10th century, from the time of Solomon, or later.
Some researchers claim that King Tutankamen died from malaria. However, other scientists dispute the claims, arguing that the conclusions overstep the boundaries provided by the evidence.