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Almost as soon as people began making containers from clay, they began burying their dead babies in storage jars.1 The custom of infant jar burials (IJBs) began in the Pottery Neolithic period (seventh–fifth millennia B.C.E.) and, in the...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August September/October 2019
The Assyrians referenced in the Hebrew Bible were a mighty force that exerted power over much of the Near East, including Israel and Judah, in the ninth through seventh centuries B.C.E. Learn about their beginnings over a millennium before they appeared in the Bible and how they expanded their empire from Urartu to Egypt.
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2019