You are here

Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2006


Special Section

2006 Digs

Guide to Sites

Ask almost anyone who has ever worked on a dig and they’ll tell you it was the experience of a lifetime. As we do in every January/February issue, we list here those digs looking for able-bodied and eager volunteers in the coming year. Whether you’re interested in...Read more ›


Did I Find King David’s Palace?

By Eilat Mazar

There can be little doubt that King David had a palace. The Bible tells us that Hiram of Tyre (who would later help King Solomon build the Temple) constructed the palace for David: “King Hiram of Tyre sent envoys to David, with cedar logs,...Read more ›

Your Career Is in Ruins

How to Start an Excavation in Five Not-So-Easy Steps

By Eric H. ClineAssaf Yasur-Landau

A dig can start in the most casual of ways. Our partnership, for example, was hatched during a chance meeting in the summer of 2004. The encounter lasted less than a minute: Assaf: “Hi, Eric! Good to see you again. Want to reopen the excavations at Kabri...Read more ›

What Did Jesus’ Tomb Look Like?

By Jodi Magness

According to the Gospels, Jesus died and was removed from the cross on a Friday afternoon, the eve of the Jewish Sabbath. A wealthy follower named Joseph of Arimathea requested Pontius Pilate’s permission to remove Jesus’ body from the cross and bury him before sundown, in accordance...Read more ›

The Rugged Beauty of Crusader Castles

Holy Wars in a Holy Land

By Adrian Boas

Nothing is more evocative of the Crusader period in the East than the often-imposing castles built by the Crusaders in what is today modern Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Cyprus. Well over a hundred castles were constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries, ranging...Read more ›