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Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2011



Egypt’s Chief Archaeologist Defends His Rights (and Wrongs)

By Hershel Shanks

On Sunday, January 16, I interviewed Zahi Hawass in his office in Zamalek, the elegant Cairene island in the Nile and home of the Gezira Sports Club, from which Hawass commanded an army of 32,000 employees as secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. The following...Read more ›

The Birth & Death of Biblical Minimalism

By Yosef Garfinkel

“Biblical minimalism,” as it is known, has gone through a number of permutations in the recent past. Its modern career began about 30 years ago, when BAR was still a youngster. Since then it has been part of the ongoing debate regarding the extent to which historical...Read more ›