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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 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.

Morgan Freeman searches for ‘The Story of God’ in Israel

The third season of his National Geographic show is filming in Bethlehem, Megiddo and Jerusalem.

Jesus’ baptismal site cleared of landmines

Pilgrims at this year's Theophany celebrations find abandoned churches now opening up.

The lasting impact of the Crusades on Jerusalem

The Crusaders' influence is long removed from Jerusalem, but some of their architecture still stands.

Famine could engulf Yemen, says UN humanitarian chief

War blocking much aided need, support systems collapsing

Jewish husband and wife to be first married couple knighted by the Vatican

The founders of the Pave the Way Foundation have sought to improve relations between religions

What is “the hand of Fatima”?

A widespread amulet or charm that many use as a lucky charm or accessory without fully understanding its meaning.

Archaeologists find first chemical evidence of beer in ancient world

Finding in northern Iraq adds to pictorial and written records.

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