Friday, June 11, 2021

Archaeology (July/August 2021)

ARCHAEOLOGY MAGAZINE has a new issue out (July/August 2021). Access is by paid subscription, but parts of the issue are open access. The two following are of interest:

The Ugarit Archives. Thousands of cuneiform tablets written in a distinctive script tell the dramatic story of a Bronze Age merchant city in Syria (Roger Atwood). Note also the sidebars: Women in Ugarit and A Poem for Ugarit.

A Challenging World (Jarrett A. Lobell). That "world" is the cliff caves around Qumran, where archaeologists recently discovered more scroll fragments and other artifacts (in the "Cave of Horror"). See here and here.

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