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The BAR Companion: April 28, 2009
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TRACKING DOWN SHEBNAYAHU, SERVANT OF THE KING
How an Antiquities Market Find Solved a 42-Year-Old Excavation Puzzle

In the new May/June issue of BAR, Robert Deutsch examines how an artifact on the oft-derided antiquities market has solved an archaeological mystery. In 2007 a bulla, or clay seal impression, surfaced on the antiquities market that provided a crucial clue in identifying a tomb that was first excavated in 1870, later determined to be that of "Shebna." Was this the same high court official that was in charge of King Hezekiah’s palace as mentioned in the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 22:16-17)? Deutsch explains how even unprovenanced artifacts can play crucial roles in solving archaeological mysteries.

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This week in the news, finds in Egypt are once again at the forefront as an ancient temple complex is discovered near the Suez Canal, believed to be the largest yet found in the region. Also in Egypt, archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known alcohol-based medicine. Elsewhere, archaeologists in Malta believe they might have solved an ancient archeological mystery, while a construction crew in Bethlehem made a surprise discovery of Roman-era catacombs.

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