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BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY REVIEW
The BAR Companion: February 24, 2010
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THE OLYMPIC GAMES: HOW THEY ALL BEGAN
A free, downloadable e-book recounts the origins of the world’s favorite games

People around the world are tuning in nightly to watch one of the world’s greatest sports competitions unfolding in Vancouver. The unifying power of the Olympic games and the nationalistic pride that they inspire have held sway over athletes and spectators for thousands of years. But how did it all begin? Join us online to receive your free copy of our downloadable e-book that highlights the glorious–and not so glorious–Olympic traditions of the ancient world. Download your ebook.

Share this free e-book with your friends and colleagues so that they, too, can learn about the exciting history of one of the world’s most enduring institutions. Send your friends and colleagues to http://www.bib-arch.org/olympics. ____________________________________________________________
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INTRODUCING OUR EXCITING NEW MARCH/APRIL ISSUE
BAS kicks off its 35th anniversary

With our new March/April BAR issue, the Biblical Archaeology Society kicks of its 35th anniversary year. In this issue, we take a close look at how BAS has evolved over the last 35 years, and take the opportunity to bring you the latest exciting discoveries and research. A startling new theory on the origins of the alphabet, a watershed discovery made in a tenth-century fortified town and a new mystery surrounding the Royal Stoa of the Temple Mount are just a few of the exciting features in our latest issue. Read more.

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DIG OF THE WEEK
Tel Rehov: The Key to Chronology?

Tel Rehov is the location of the largest ancient Canaanite and Israelite sites in the Beth-Shean Valley and one of the largest tells in the Holy Land. A decade of excavations has revealed successive occupational layers from both the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age I (12th-11th centuries B.C.E.), as well as an industrial apiary: the only ancient beehives ever discovered in the course of archaeological excavations. Tel Rehov has become a major site for studying the Iron Age II in Israel, and is set squarely in the forefront of the debate over the chronology and nature of this period. Join us online to find out how you can be a part of the action during Tel Rehov’s 2010 season. Read more.

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

This week in the news, modern science illuminates ancient history as DNA tests shed light on King Tut’s family tree. In Jerusalem, excavations reveal a rare Arabic inscription as well as an 1,800-year-old aqueduct. Meanwhile, a document surfaces that may help resolve the ownership dispute of the Codex Sinaiticus, and scholars speculate that treasures as-yet-undiscovered in Iraq could rival those of Egypt. Read more. ____________________________________________________________
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EVENT WATCH
Mummies of the World debuts at the California Science Center

A new traveling exhibition titled Mummies of the World, which features more than 150 preserved objects, will kick off its U.S. tour in Los Angeles at the California Science Center this summer. The collection will include ancient mummies and artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America and Europe as well as ancient Egypt. In addition, the exhibition will feature accidental mummies–those that were preserved via natural events such as ice. The display will also include a gallery devoted to Egyptian antiquity containing specimens up to 8,500 years old. Read more. ____________________________________________________________
THE HOLY LAND IN PICTURES
10 CD-ROMs, Special Web-Only Price, $199.95

This unique collection of 10 CD-ROMs contains over 1,675 carefully selected full-color images taken by renowned photographers. Each top-quality image is supported by a long, detailed desciption written by top Bible scholars and archaeologists. The easy-to-use program enables you to create customized high-resolution slide shows. Slides can also be downloaded into PowerPoint for classroom use.

*For a limited time, the entire collection of 10 CD-ROMs is available at the special web-only price of $199.95. If bought separately, the total cost for all 10 disks would be $549.50.* Read more. ____________________________________________________________
LEGENDARY TURKEY
Following in the Footsteps of Paul

This beautiful and mythical land is essential in understanding the context of the New Testament, as approximately two-thirds of its books are written either to or from churches in Turkey. With Dr. Mark Wilson as your expert scholar-guide, follow in the footsteps of Paul as you explore the land that that has some of the most significant Biblical sites in the world:

  • The harbor that Paul and Barnabus departed from in Kaleiçi
  • Perga, the city that Paul visited during his first journey
  • The harbor of Andriake, where Paul changed ships on his way to Rome
  • Psidian Antioch, where it is believed Paul preached his first sermon of Acts and where there is an important church dedicated to him
  • Hierapolis, mentioned in Paul’s letter to the Colossians
  • The unexcavated site of Colossae, where it is quite possible (and generally held) that Paul wrote two letters—Colossians and Philemon
  • Miletus, where Paul delivered his speech to the Ephesian elders, near one of its four harbors
  • The incomparable site of Ephesus, home of the famous ancient library, where Paul spent nearly three years during his third journey

These are just highlights of this extensive 12-day tour taking place September 20 – October 2, 2010. Read more.

CONTENTS
The Olympic Games
March/April 2010 BAR
Dig of the Week
Breaking News
Event Watch
The Holy Land in Pictures
Paul’s Footsteps in Turkey
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