This is a collection of articles on various archaeological subjects, which may or may not have appeared in our magazines in the past.
|The Centurion's Servant
Building a synagogue was just small change to a primus pilus in the Roman army.
|The Real Siloam will Open
The Read[TM] pool of Siloam will open to visitors in the next couple of years.
|The Looted Coin
Was the finder of this coin really looking for quartz on an archaeological site?
|Professor Ada Yardeni
A distinguished lady whose work lives on after her in the form of a tiny new discovery.
|The Real Bethsaida?
Are two competing sites merely suburbs of the same city or does an ancient church prove otherwise?
|The Ancient Curse
A curse tablet from Shechem pushes the earliest Hebrew writing back to 1400 BC.
|The Tomb of Christ
The location of Jesus' tomb has long divided historians and archaeologists. Fortunately, I have the answer.
Researchers found that bits of broken bronze and silver conformed to a surprising standard - the first Europe-wide currency!
|The Earliest Alphabet?
A potsherd from Lachish appears strikingly similar to doodlings by slave miners with too much time on their hands.
|The Mysterious Darius
Josephus says that Darius the Mede had another name among the Greeks - but was that name Cyaxares?
|Genuine After All?
When Moses Shapira committed suicide in Holland he left behind a mystery that still intrigues scholars today.
|Truth, Lies and Hungry Rock
It may be a pious fraud, but it offers confirmation for a familiar story in the Bible.
|The Brewery at Abydos
Did you really need 2,800 gallons of beer for "ritual purposes"?
|Who was Esther?
A Jew named after the god Marduk gave his niece the name of a goddess, Ishtar. The result bewitched a Persian king.
|The Baboons of Punt
Ancient teeth may solve the mystery of Punt's location - but no surprises are found.
A virtual walk from Gethsemane to Calvary at a time when we are all locked down at home.
A virtual walk along what may be the very footsteps of Jesus!
|Dead Party Girls
Ancient Egyptians knew the recipe for a successful party - naked girls and perfumed head cones!
|The Mysterious Bent Pyramid
The pyramid with a kink, where unexplained winds gust fiercely - and which never held a burial!
|Counting the Dead
When Egyptians could cheat when counting severed hands, Rameses III counted something else entirely!
|Long Range or Short?
Did Neolithic people really use slings to settle their quarrels in the confined spaces of their homes?
|Where, How and When
We know where the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, we know when, but it took a Greek historian to reveal how!
|The Incredible Iron Roads
When the paving wore thin, were the streets of Pompeii paved with iron instead of gold?
|Balak or David?
Which Biblical king is mentioned on the Moabite Stone - the well-known David or the almost unknown Balak?
|Rotten Beams and Water Walls
When ancient wooden beams give way, there's nothing better than a plastic bag full of water!
|The Eunuch's Bulla
A little lump of mud, worth nothing when new, is now priceless, thanks to a seal impresion
|An Egyptian Paedophile?
Did Mereruke show an unhealthy interest in children - and why was one girl clothed?
|Ramp Reveals Secrets
The mystery of how the pyramids were built may have been laid to rest in an alabaster quarry.
|The Damaged Heel
A criminal in northern Italy is causing excitement in the world of archaeology.
|The Spots on the Dice
Is the modern arrangement of spots on a dice really the fairest?
|The Date's Correct ...
Did Queen Helena really build the Holy Sepulchre? Ancient light has the answer
Even with a strict legal framework, Abraham's attempt at surrogacy ended up splitting his family.
|Is Bethsaida Julias?
New excavations at Bethsaida may reveal Herod Philip's favourite city.
New excavations at Shiloh hope to uncover evidence for the Jewish tabernacle.
|The Perfect Storm
When the Bura blows, wise sailors take shelter - if they can. If they can't, disaster awaits.
The crude graffiti of Serabit el-Khadim may have inspired Moses as he wandered with his sheep.
|David v. Goliath?
Were the Greeks at Salamis fighting against overwhelming odds?
You can build a toilet but you can't force people to use it - as Hezekiah found out!
|The Puzzle of Thermopylae
Exactly how did 300 Spartans fill a gap a third of a mile wide and keep the Persian hosts at bay?
|Atoms and Scythes
Smooth, round atoms and sharp-bladed chariot accessories may seem unlikely companions, but there is a connection!
Did Roman baths improve European hygiene or did they make things worse?
|A New High Place
Christopher Tuttle's instinct proved right when he flew a drone over an ancient site.
|Skara Brae - a Neolithic Village
For primitive people, Skara Brae reveals surprising sophistication.
|The Golden Ass and the Shroud
Lucius' curiosity about the occult in Thessaly may reveal a fact or two about the Holy Shroud of Turin.
|Moses - the Tragedy
Before Hollywood got at it, an ancient Greek playwright turned the Exodus into a play.
|A Resigning Matter!
When even the dead are taking pot-shots at your efforts, maybe it's time to give up!