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This is a collection of articles on various archaeological subjects, which may or may not have appeared in our magazines in the past.

Rotten Beams and Water Walls 14 Apr 2019
When ancient wooden beams give way, there's nothing better than a plastic bag full of water!
The Eunuch's Bulla 04 Apr 2019
A little lump of mud, worth nothing when new, is now priceless, thanks to a seal impresion
An Egyptian Paedophile? 29 Mar 2019
Did Mereruke show an unhealthy interest in children - and why was one girl clothed?
Ramp Reveals Secrets 04 Nov 2018
The mystery of how the pyramids were built may have been laid to rest in an alabaster quarry.
The Damaged Heel 03 Jun 2018
A criminal in northern Italy is causing excitement in the world of archaeology.
The Spots on the Dice 04 Feb 2018
Is the modern arrangement of spots on a dice really the fairest?
The Date's Correct ... 28 Nov 2017
Did Queen Helena really build the Holy Sepulchre? Ancient light has the answer
Abraham's Surrogacy 19 Nov 2017
Even with a strict legal framework, Abraham's attempt at surrogacy ended up splitting his family.
Is Bethsaida Julias? 08 Aug 2017
New excavations at Bethsaida may reveal Herod Philip's favourite city.
Shiloh Re-excavated 26 Jul 2017
New excavations at Shiloh hope to uncover evidence for the Jewish tabernacle.
The Perfect Storm 10 Mar 2017
When the Bura blows, wise sailors take shelter - if they can. If they can't, disaster awaits.
Crude Graffiti 02 Jan 2017
The crude graffiti of Serabit el-Khadim may have inspired Moses as he wandered with his sheep.
David v. Goliath? 24 Oct 2016
Were the Greeks at Salamis fighting against overwhelming odds?
Lachish Conveniences 02 Oct 2016
You can build a toilet but you can't force people to use it - as Hezekiah found out!
The Puzzle of Thermopylae 06 Sep 2016
Exactly how did 300 Spartans fill a gap a third of a mile wide and keep the Persian hosts at bay?
Atoms and Scythes 21 Jul 2016
Smooth, round atoms and sharp-bladed chariot accessories may seem unlikely companions, but there is a connection!
Dirty Romans! 04 Jul 2016
Did Roman baths improve European hygiene or did they make things worse?
A New High Place 10 Jun 2016
Christopher Tuttle's instinct proved right when he flew a drone over an ancient site.
Skara Brae - a Neolithic Village 30 May 2016
For primitive people, Skara Brae reveals surprising sophistication.
The Golden Ass and the Shroud 20 Mar 2016
Lucius' curiosity about the occult in Thessaly may reveal a fact or two about the Holy Shroud of Turin.
Moses - the Tragedy 02 Mar 2016
Before Hollywood got at it, an ancient Greek playwright turned the Exodus into a play.
A Resigning Matter! 29 Dec 2015
When even the dead are taking pot-shots at your efforts, maybe it's time to give up!
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