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The BAR Companion: May 20, 2009
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THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS OF "WORTHLESS" ARTIFACTS
A closer look at how some unprovenanced artifacts have made significant contributions to our understanding of history

While the policy of many in the archaeological establishment has been to ignore all artifacts that are not properly excavated, there would have been a great deal of information lost if this had always been the case. While the looting and illegal trade of antiquities is obviously a practice to be vigorously condemned, ignoring such objects could further deprive us of valuable historical information and insight. This week, BAR managing editor Dorothy D. Resig takes a closer look at some unprovenanced artifacts and their sometimes surprising contributions to our understanding of history.

Read about the valuable contributions that some unprovenanced artifacts have made to our understanding of history
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BREAKING NEWS
Check out the latest news in Biblical archaeology and related topics–updated daily

This week in the news, a construction project in Izmir, Turkey, reveals a regal surprise, while authorities in the United Arab Emirates plan for a future UNESCO site. In Romania, the remains of a Trajanic-era palace are discovered, and archaeologists in Egypt have proposed a hi-tech solution to an ancient mystery. Meanwhile, back in the U.S., an archaeological team from New Mexico claims to have new light to shed on the Biblical city of Sodom.

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BIBLE AND ARCHAEOLOGY FEST XII
November 20-22, 2009 in New Orleans

Twenty of the most distinguished scholars from around the world will be coming together to present you with the latest research and discoveries in Biblical scholarship and archaeology. Our 12th annual Bible & Archaeology Fest will take place in the historic city of New Orleans, one of the most beautiful and evocative cities in the United States. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with the experts themselves and be among the first to hear about their findings about these topics and more:

  • What does archaeology tell us about Jesus and the Exorcists?
  • Where did the Israelites come from?
  • Should the Gospel of John be used in Jesus research?
  • What does the Bible tell us about environmental responsibility?

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this extraordinary partnership: Exclusive access to the world’s foremost Biblical scholarship, in one of the world’s most enchanting cities.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
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The Valuable Contribution of "Worthless" Artifacts
Breaking News
Bible & Archaeology Fest XII
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