Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Top 2020 Haaretz archaeology stories

2020 ROUNDUP: Jesus’ Crucifixion, a Cursed King and Mysterious Giant Mounds: Top Biblical Archaeology Stories of 2020. Why did the ostensibly monotheistic ancient Hebrews make statuettes of nude women? Is that the face of Yahweh? What’s the village excavating itself up to now? All this and more in Haaretz archaeology 2020 (Ruth Schuster, Haaretz premium). The PaleoJudaica archives cover many of these. Sensibly, the article does not limit itself to a top ten. I count eighteen stories from 2020. HT Joseph Lauer.

Another list of top 2020 archaeology stories, with some additions of my own, is here.

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