Thursday, 16 October 2014
A massive cult complex, dating back about 3,300 years, has been discovered at the site of Tel Burna in Israel.
While archaeologists have not fully excavated the cult complex, they can tell it was quite large, as the courtyard alone was 52 by 52 feet (16 by 16 meters). Inside the complex, researchers discovered three connected cups, fragments of facemasks, massive jars that are almost as big as a person and burnt animal bones that may indicate sacrificial rituals.
The archaeologists said they aren't sure who was worshipped at the complex, though Baal, the Canaanite storm god, is a possibility. "The letters of Ugarit [an ancient site in modern-day Syria] suggest that of the Canaanite pantheon, Baal, the Canaanite storm god, would have been the most likely candidate," Itzhaq Shai, a professor at Ariel University who is directing a research project at Tel Burna, told Live Science in an email. [See Images of the Cult Building and Related Artifacts]see url below for full article:
Monday, 8 September 2014
Ancient Aramaic Business Records
Fourth-century B.C.E. ostraca from Idumeafor the rest of the article, pls go to the url below:
Sunday, 7 September 2014
Exodus in the Bible and the Egyptian Plagues
Can we make sense of the Biblical plagues?for the rest of the article, pls go to url eblow:
Sunday, 31 August 2014
Nebuchadnezzar Cylinder Goes for $605,000!
As published in Strata in the July/August 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Judean Pillar Figurines
Puzzling artifacts from Iron Age Judahfor the rest of the article , pls go to the url eblow: