Dr. Carl Rasmussen, the name back of those great photos at Holy Land Photos (now more than 3100) and author of the excellent Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (Revised edition), recently started a blog under the title HolyLandPhotos’ Blog. I think you will enjoy following it here. The blog discusses “Sites, Peoples, and Events Related to the Bible, Ancient Near East, and Classical Studies.” Click Zondervan Atlas of the Bible to buy this book at Amazon for $26.39 (post paid). That is a saving of 34%.
Luke Chandler calls attention to a fascinating BBC 2010 article on the British Museum which says the 80,000 object on display amount to just 1% of the eight million artifacts in the Museum collection. See Luke’s comments and the link at Luke Chandler’s Blog here.
If you plan a trip to London, I suggest you take a copy of my seven page paper on Some Biblically Related Artifacts in the British Museum. Get it in PDF here.
The photo below is of an Egyptian Brick Making Model. That leaves 79,999 more (+/-).
“Don’t continue to supply the people with straw for making bricks, as before. They must go and gather straw for themselves. (Exodus 5:7 CSB)
Leon Mauldin is traveling in Israel. Read his reports at Leon’s Message Board here.
Prof. Aren Maeir reports on the availability for download of old reports on the excavations at Megiddo by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the online publication of four older titles. Internet publication of these books was made possible through the generous support of Misty and Lewis Gruber.
- OIC 9. New Light from Armageddon: Second Provisional Report (1927-29) on the Excavations at Megiddo in Palestine. By P. L. O. Guy. Oriental Institute Communications 9. Originally published in 1931.
- OIP 26. Material Remains of the Megiddo Cult. By Herbert Gordon May. Oriental Institute Publications 26. Originally published in 1935.
- OIP 32. The Megiddo Water System. By Robert S. Lamon. Oriental Institute Publications 32. Originally published in 1935.
- SAOC 17. Notes on the Megiddo Pottery of Strata VI-XX. By Geoffrey M. Shipton. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 17. Originally published in 1939.
Dr. Leen Ritmeyer writes about the Jordanian-financed restoration of the Dome of the Rock, including a video, here.