#1610

2018-03-21

Roman Camp at Megiddo

With Clyde Billington

Megiddo, one of the most famous sites of biblical archaeology, is becoming even more so with archaeological developments in its neighborhood. While the tell excavation continues (a royal burial was announced recently), a new excavation across the road has been uncovering the remains of second century Roman camp, the largest known in the eastern Mediterranean. Down at the crossroads, about a mile away, an Israeli prison is being demolished. A more modern facility is being built elsewhere, so that the mosaics from Roman period homes can be displayed, one which identifies one of the earliest known Christian worship communities in Israel (discovered in 2005). We also discuss the mosaics found in Byzantine churches in the Galilee, reconnecting Ephesus to the Aegean Sea, a surveillance network in Syria, and an Assyrian document that echoes the story of Abraham from Genesis.

tags: Ephesus Megiddo Roman Legion Abraham prison mosaic church mosaics Cayster River Hagar

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#1494

2015-09-01

Megiddo and Sinai Forts

With Clyde Billington

Another review of some of the latest digest items on from the summer 2015 dig season, from ARTIFAX magazine with co-editor, professor Clyde Billington. We discuss the Roman Legion fort that has been excavated across the road from Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley, the Sinai fort that was used by Thutmose III, Amenhotep II, and Necho II. We also talk about the British Museum excavations that have been taking place in Sidon

tags: Sidon Megiddo Amenhotep II Sinai

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#1439

2014-08-01

Ancient Echoes - The Archaeology of Music, part 3

With Christopher Moroney

Part 3 in a series of chats with Christopher Moroney of the San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble on their ancient music performances.

tags: Bible Music

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#1438

2014-07-22

Ancient Echoes - The Archaeology of Music, part 2

With Christopher Moroney

About ten years ago we discovered Ancient Echoes, a project by the San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble, which attempted to answer the question, what was music like in Jesus' time? Here again, our 3-part interview with SAVAE’s artistic director Christopher Moroney on how this project came together. This is part 2.

tags: Ancient Music Abraham Idelsohn

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#1437

2014-07-15

Ancient Echoes - The Archaeology of Music

With Christopher Moroney

About ten years ago we discovered Ancient Echoes, a project by the San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble, which attempted to answer the question, what was music like in Jesus' time? Here again, our 3-part interview with SAVAE’s artistic director Christopher Moroney on how this project came together. This is part 1.

tags: Ancient Music Abraham Idelsohn

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