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The BAR Companion: September 09, 2009
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FROM BABYLON TO BAGHDAD: ANCIENT IRAQ AND THE MODERN WEST
A free e-book from BAS examines the relationship between Iraq’s ancient past and our modern Western culture

This latest publication from BAS comes at a time of great concern for Iraq’s cultural heritage on the part of the archaeological community, which is outlined in a recent UNESCO report assessing the damage incurred to ancient sites and museums during the course of the Iraq war. From Babylon to Baghdad: Ancient Iraq and the Modern West examines the relationship between ancient Iraq and the cultures of modern Western societies. This collection of articles details some of the ways in which ancient Near Eastern civilizations have impressed themselves on our Western culture. It examines the evolving relationship that modern scholarship has with this part of the world, and chronicles the present-day fight to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage.

Download your FREE copy of From Babylon to Baghdad: Ancient Iraq and the Modern West
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BREAKING NEWS
Check out the latest news in Biblical archaeology and
related topics–updated daily

This week in the news, the largest wall ever discovered in the City of David comes to light, while a mysterious burial adds to the enigma surrounding Alexander the Great’s family. In Egypt, a fragment of the legendary Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in St. Catherine’s Monastery, while in Beirut the past and present clash amid political turmoil.

Read more Breaking News
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SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT
BAS Publication Award Winner Avraham Faust

Professor Avraham (Avi) Faust is the director of the Institute of Archaeology and associate professor at the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University. He participated in a number of excavations and surveys in Israel and abroad, and he has been directing the excavations at Tel Eton (commonly identified with Biblical Eglon) since 2006. Professor Faust is the author of several watershed studies, such as Israelite Society in the Period of the Monarchy: An Archaeological Perspective and The Archaeology of the Israelite Society in the Iron Age II (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, forthcoming). His recent book, Israel’s Ethnogenesis: Settlement, Interaction, Expansion and Resistance (London: Equinox, 2006), is the winner of the Irene Levi Sala Prize for books on the Archaeology of Israel, ASOR’s G.E. Wright Book Award and the Biblical Archaeology Society Publication award. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Faust will be presenting his exciting research at our upcoming 12th annual Bible and Archaeology Fest in his lecture "The Assyrian Peace: A Reexamination."

Register now for your opportunity to hear about Professor Faust’s latest research at our 12th annual Bible and Archaeology Fest in New Orleans!
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SEMINAR AT SEA
Set sail for the Caribbean with Dr. Alan Millard this January!

This January, the Seminar at Sea Caribbean Cruise will combine the finest Biblical scholarship with a luxurious and unforgettable vacation, creating the perfect opportunity to invest in your most valuable asset: yourself. Follow the Caribbean sun this winter aboard Holland America’s 5-star ship MS Westerdam. You will have the opportunity to relax, revive and create unforgettable memories while learning about the enigmatic Babylonian world and its relationship to Biblical history and literature in a lecture series entitled "Exploring Babylon and the Bible: Connections and Contrasts." Renowned Biblical scholar Dr. Alan Millard will be your guide into this fascinating realm of scholarship as you experience the beauty and wonders of the Caribbean.

Find out more about this Caribbean journey of discovery
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EXPLORE THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF EGYPT
Travel a new and exotic path!

If you are an adventurous traveler who seeks uniqueness and authenticity visiting Egypt, this program is for you! We promise you a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your lecturer, guide and renowned scholar Dr. Chahinda Karim. She will introduce you to el-Amarna, Beni Hassan, the Pyramid of Meidum, St. Catherine’s Monastery, the Library at Alexandria, the Red Monastery, Pharaohs Island, the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Luxor and more!

We specialize in providing special access and insight that can’t be found anywhere else while attending to every detail of your personal comfort. You will travel with ample space on top-of the-line transportation and enjoy luxury hotel accommodations. This is a special custom value-priced tour!

Sign up now–space is limited!
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CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
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Write a caption for this cartoon! The author of the best caption will receive a BAS T-shirt, a Dead Sea Scroll mug and three complimentary subscriptions to give BAR to friends. Runners-up will receive a BAS T-shirt and two complimentary subscriptions.The deadline for captions is October 15, 2009.

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From Babylon To Baghdad
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Seminar At Sea
Egypt Tour
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SCHOLARS ON THE RECORD
Insightful Interviews on Bible and Archaeology


Last chance to take advantage of this limited-time prepublication offer

Just $19.95 until
September 10, 2009

Scholars on the Record brings together 11 intriguing and thought-provoking interviews from the pages of Biblical Archaeology Review and Bible Review.

Hardcover, 256 pages, 35 black and white photos, 3 maps and charts.
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