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BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY REVIEW
The BAR Companion: January 28, 2009

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EXPERIENCE THE MYSTERIES AND MAGNIFICENCE OF THE BIBLICAL WORLD
Explore Jordan with BAS

May 16-26, 2009

BAS is thrilled to be able to offer our readers a unique opportunity to experience a land of legend. Those who have visited the stunning sites of Jordan with the benefit of BAS’s unique scholarly narrative and interaction say that it is an "unforgettable experience." A recent BAS Travel/Study participant told us that "it gave me an understanding and appreciation of ancient and Biblical history in a way that no amount of reading ever could have–it was magical." Here at BAS’s Travel/Study program, we pride ourselves on being able to provide visitors with unique access and research-based insights that cannot be found on standard tour itineraries. Time is running out–enrollment for this incredible trip will close on February 15, so visit us online to register now for an experience you will never forget.

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GIS IN ARCHAEOLOGY
A new tool helps archaeologists deal with an old question

Archaeologists have always been concerned with where objects are found. For the archaeologist it makes a huge difference whether something is found in an ancient kitchen, in the inner sanctum of a temple or in the burial niche of a warrior’s tomb. It is these spatial insights that really tell the archaeologist how certain artifacts were used, and by whom. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology is quickly changing the way archaeologists record where excavated artifacts are found during their digs. In his e-feature "GIS in Archaeology: A New Tool Helps Archaeologists Deal with an Old Question," BAR assistant editor Joey Corbett explains how this latest technology is helping archaeologists identify, locate and document archaeological sites and features, shedding new light on ancient mysteries.

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BREAKING NEWS
Check the latest news in Biblical archaeology and related topics–updated daily

This week in the news, a dispute threatens one of the world’s oldest operating Christian monasteries in Turkey, while in the southeastern corner of the country what may be the world’s oldest temple has come to light. In Pakistan a new archaeological site believed to be 5,500 years old is discovered in the Sindh province, while in Israel a one-of-a-kind figurine has surfaced in Jerusalem’s City of David. At the Vatican, Israeli and Vatican scholars have joined efforts to publish a complete catalog of all the Hebrew manuscripts in the Vatican library’s collection.

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Daily Life in Ancient Times: Archaeology of Israel and Jordan
NEH Summer Study for Schoolteachers (K-12)

A unique opportunity for educators is available this summer at a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Directed by Gloria London and Rhonda Root, the 23-day program immerses teachers in the world of Near Eastern archaeology, bringing participants into contact with the actual history, techniques and discoveries inherent to an archaeological excavation. Sucessful applicants will receive a stipend and an opportunity to receive graduate course credit, as well as the rare opportunity to bring a unique firsthand experience to the classroom.

Visit the Institute’s Web site for complete information on this exciting opportunity
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Experience the Mysteries and Magnificence of the Biblical World
GIS in Archaeology
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Daily Life in Ancient Times: Archaeology of Israel and Jordan
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EXPLORING JORDAN
The Other Biblical Land

Other than Israel, no country has as many Biblical sites and associations as Jordan: Mount Nebo, Bethany beyond the Jordan, Lot’s Cave, Madaba, the lands of the ancient kingdoms of Ammon, Moab and Edom, and many more. Travel with us on our journey into the past.

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