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Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1989



The Rampant Rape of Israel’s Archaeological Sites

By David IlanUzi DahariGideon Avni

The scene was more like a moonscape than a landscape. Starlight highlighted the dark gaping holes of robbed-out tombs and collapsed underground chambers. These tombs and chambers were the reason we were here. They belonged to a necropolis in the Judean Hills that had been systematically plundered...Read more ›

A Pilgrimage to the Site of the Swine Miracle

By Vassilios Tzaferis

Almost from the beginning of Christianity, the area around the Sea of Galilee has been a major focus of Christian pilgrimage, a focus second only to Jerusalem. To the Galilee flocked not only pilgrims, but also monks and scholars, searching for the places that Jesus had known...Read more ›

Dever Stars at Lackluster Annual Meeting

By Hershel Shanks

Let’s come out with it at the beginning. The archaeological presentations at the Annual Meetinga were, by and large, lackluster. There were notable exceptions, of course (some of which will be mentioned anon), but for the most part it was like counting grains of sand on some...Read more ›