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Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 2010



Our 35th Anniversary

With this issue we begin our year-long celebration of our 35th anniversary. When we realized that our 35th anniversary would be coming hot on the heels of BAR’s 200th issue, our staff began discussing how to recognize these two milestones differently. We decided that while the 200th...Read more ›

How the Alphabet Was Born from Hieroglyphs

By Orly Goldwasser

To the Asiatics, as they were called, the lush Nile Delta, with its open marshlands rich with fish and fowl, was a veritable Garden of Eden. From earliest times, Canaanites and other Asiatics would come and settle here. Indeed, this is the background of...Read more ›

New Evidence of the Royal Stoa and Roman Flames

By Aryeh ShimronOrit Peleg-Barkat

Orit Peleg-Barkat of the Hebrew University has been studying the hundreds of elegant fragments that fell from the Royal Stoa on the herodian Temple Mount in Jerusalem when it was destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E. In the course of her research, she came across some...Read more ›