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Archaeology

Our collection of articles on the study, recovery, and scientific investigation of the material remains that can illuminate both our reading of the Scriptures and our understanding of tradition.

The oldest known Christian burial site in England yields precious artifacts

Included among the treasures were the first complete remains of an Anglo-Saxon lyre ever discovered.

Pilgrim badges, the most sought-after souvenirs of medieval Christianity

Pinning one of these brooches on your hat or lapel would let everyone you met know you had visited a holy Christian site.

You can volunteer to work on a Middle-Eastern archaeological dig this summer

The Biblical Archaeology Society is helping volunteers connect with the dig that best suits their interests.

Evidence of Crusaders using biological warfare uncovered in Lebanon

The discovery offers the first evidence of a genetic link between the Crusaders and the Middle Eastern population.

Archaeologists are using 3D scanners to reveal the secrets of the Last Supper site

The holy site, known as the Cenacle, is located on the upper floor of the King David’s Tomb.

Archaeologists find menorah image on oil lamp from Jesus’ time

Discoveries at site offer insight into what life was like in 1st-century Judea, during the time of the Roman occupation of the Holy Land.

Archaeologists find seal which supports biblical account of the fall of Judah

The seal is linked to a name from the Bible, supporting the Old Testament's accounts of the fall of Judah.

Archaeologists believe they have discoverd the Old Testament city of Ai

Dr. Scott Stripling used biblical records as a guide to locate lost the lost city.

Archaeologists remove Scottish heroine St. Margaret’s relic to learn more about her life

The team intends to make a 3D replica, so future examination does not disturb the relic.

The ruins and rock-hewn graves of St. Patrick’s Chapel, Heysham

Experts believe that the remains are of priests and not Viking invaders.

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