#1515

2016-03-01

Hezekiah's Seal and Iron-Age Farmhouse

With Clyde Billington

In this program we take a look at some of the news digest items from the Winter issue of ARTIFAX magazine that has just been published. The news items involve the discovery of a seal impression from King Hezekiah’s official seal (pictured), as well as the discovery of an Iron Age Farmhouse and a Byzantine monastery at Rosh Ha-‘Ayin (near Tel Aphek where I volunteered on an excavation in 1978), and the discovery of a Canaanite citadel at Nahariya, on the coast north of Akko.

tags: Canaanites Hezekiah Aphek Farmhouse

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#1440

2014-08-07

Abel Beth Maacah 2014

With Robert Mullins

Abel Beth Maacah has now seen two seasons of excavation and we checked in again with professor Robert Mullins of Azusa Pacific University. Abel Beth Maacah was a border site between Israel and Syria in ancient times, and a small Aramean kingdom before that. Today it sits near the border between Israel and Lebanon. Our discussion included an update on the ancient silver hoard found during last season's dig, as well as the probing of a large pre-Israelite administrative building.

tags: Abel Beth Maacah Silver Arameans

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#1433

2014-06-17

Khirbet el-Maqatir, 2014, part 2

With Scott Stripling

More on the 2014 excavations at this site, 9 miles north of Jerusalem, including evidence for the Bronze Age city of Ai, as well as more information about the underground chambers.

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#1399

2013-10-23

Megiddo & Shiloh and Survey Archaeology

With Israel Finkelstein

In this archival interview from 1993, we talked about reasons for Finkelstein's soon-to-begin excavation of Megiddo, which continues 20 years later, as well as his work at the Old Testament site of Shiloh.

tags: Israel Finkelstein Survey Archaeology Megiddo Shiloh

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#1366

2013-01-23

Archaeological Tragedies - Gaza and the Temple Mount

With Prof. Keith Schoville

The human tragedies in the midst of the ongoing political problems in the Middle East are multitudinous. The children of the region have little hope that conditions will improve by the time they are adults. But in the midst of it all, there are archaeological tragedies too. On this program we review recent articles discussing the archaeological ruins that are threatened in Gaza, as well as the sordid story of unsupervised excavation on the Temple Mount. The Muslim Wakf appear to continue their campaign to erase the archaeological history of the sacred esplanade, one of the holiest and most sensitive locations on earth.

tags: Temple Mount Gaza Wakf

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