A mosque excavated in Tiberias may date back to the earliest years of Islam.
Several clay tablets discovered in the 1960s at Tell Deir Alla have mystified scholars, but a recent study has led to a translation along with the recognition that this is the only Late Bronze Age alphabet known from Jordan.
An endowment has secured a collection of historic Hebrew texts for Oxford University.
Smithsonian Magazine: The Best Board Games of the Ancient World
The Onion: Archaeologists Uncover Separate Team Of Archaeologists Digging Towards Them From Other Side Of Globe
New from Yale: Ancient Israel, from Its Beginnings through 332 BCE, edited by Jeffrey H. Tigay and Adele Berlin.
Robert Cargill is stepping down as editor of Biblical Archaeology Review.
This week on The Book and the Spade, Gordon Govier reviews archaeology plans for 2021.
Bryan Windle chooses the top four reports in biblical archaeology for this month.
John DeLancey and Biblical Israel Ministries & Tours have released a new collection of 380 enhanced aerial photos of Israel (and a few sites in Jordan). Each of the 55 sites featured in this collection have seven photos each in this set. It is now available for purchase in thumb drive or download formats.
HT: Agade, Ted Weis, Joseph Lauer, Arne Halbakken, Mark Hoffman, Explorator
Source: Weekend Roundup, Part 1