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Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 2005



A Country Gentleman’s Estate

Unearthing the Splendors of Ramat Hanadiv

By Yizhar HirschfeldMiriam Feinberg Vamosh

On a ridge about 3 miles east of Caesarea, deep in the Carmel range, Baron Edmond de Rothschild is buried alongside his wife Adelaide. The Baron was a key 19th-century Zionist whose support enabled a number of nascent Jewish settlements to...Read more ›

Before Tea Leaves: Divination in Ancient Babylonia

By William W. Hallo

Babylonian Liver Omens: The Chapters Manzazu, Padanu and Pan Takalti of the Babylonian Extispicy Series Mainly from Aššurbanipal’s Library (Ulla Koch-Westenholz CNI Publications 25) (Copenhagen: Carsten Niebuhr Institute of Near Eastern Studies, University of Copenhagen, Museum Tusculam Press, 2000), 543 pp. +...Read more ›

Roundup of Annual Meetings

There’s Nothing Flat in San Antonio

By Hershel Shanks

The Annual Meetings were held in San Antonio, Texas, this year. They say that you can go outside the city where there are no buildings and the land is so flat that if you take a good pair of binoculars, you can see the back of your...Read more ›