Wednesday, December 5, 2007

BAR Highlights: 12/5/07

More recent archaeological news from Biblical Archaeology Review:

Getting Judas Wrong
April DeConick, a specialist in Gnostic Christianity, writes that the National Geographic Society made important errors in its publication ofThe Gospel of Judas.

Hanukkah Revealed

The story behind the Festival of Lights is much more complex than is usually thought.

Center of Controversy

A Newsweek article profiles the archaeological digs being conducted in Jerusalem—and the debates they spark.

Number Theory
A specialist explains ancient Egyptian methods of counting.

Tourist Damage
The increasing number of visitors to previously secluded areas of Egypt have begun to threaten ancient rock art in the Sahara.

Not So Fast...

An Italian archaeologist has questioned the recent identification of a grotto in Rome as the famed cave where Romulus and Remus were suckled.

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