#1571

2017-05-26

Solomon's Donkey Dung and Dan Wall Fall

With Clyde Billington

Two of the top archaeology news stories in the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine concern the dating of copper mining operations at Timna through ancient donkey dung and the collapse of the wall near the Iron Age Gate at Dan following recent rainfall. These stories and more from the latest issue of ARTIFAX are discussed with my ARTIFAX co-editor, professor Clyde Billington.

tags: Solomon Dan Bronze Copper Donkey dung Mining rain Timna

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#1533

2016-07-05

Jerusalem Tunnels

With Scott Stripling

After our discussion of the 2016 Khirbet el-Maqatir excavation season, Scott Stripling went on to tell us about exploring a 2,000-year old drainage tunnel near the Jaffa Gate, which may have connected Herod's palace with the Temple Mount.

tags: Jaffa Gate Herod's Palace Jerusalem Tunnels

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#1348

2012-09-20

2012 Dig Season Archaeology News

With --

Lots of exciting discoveries and developments during the 2012 summer dig season, and we try to bring you up to date in this report. Mentions include a seal found at Tel Beit Shemesh that may depict Samson, ancient grain found at Hazor and Megiddo, and a Hellenistic harbor discovered at Acre. These and more are discussed, along with their biblical connections.

tags: Acre Megiddo Hazor Beit Shemesh

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#1347

2012-09-14

First Temple Period Cistern

With -

It’s been a bountiful excavation season this summer in Israel, and one of the most exciting discoveries occurred at the end of the season, after most of the institutional excavations ended. The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced the discovery of a cistern from the First Temple Period, the time of the kings of Judah. The cistern is located at the Southwest corner of the Temple Mount, underneath Robinson’s Arch, a first century Herodian Street, and a drainage channel under the street. Down below all of those levels, a large community cistern was discovered when a worker noticed a loose paver and decided to see what was underneath.

tags: Jerusalem Temple Mount Cistern

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#1301

2011-10-28

Turkish Archaeology Issues and Concerns

With Prof. Keith Schoville

The pace of archaeology is increasing in Turkey, with schools in all regions training new archaeologists. However, there is a concern that archaeaological permits are being taken away from non-Turkish archaeologists. This program accompanies the article I wrote for Christianity Today: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/november/turkey-archaeology.html?start=2.

tags: Turkey Antioch Pisidia Apostle Philip

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