Here’s an interesting article on the archaeology of Ur.
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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.
French archaeologists have discovered a dugong sanctuary in the United Arab Emirates dating to ca. 3500 BCE.
A team led by Professor Adam Zertal might have found Gilgal.
Dude, check out the new blog from the American Schools of Oriental Research, basically it’s devoted to spreading info about Near Eastern archaeology and history.