Subscribe Today Biblical Archaeology Society Staff The article “True Colors: Digital Reconstruction Restores Original Brilliance to the Arch of Titus” by Steven Fine, Peter J. Sanders in the May/June 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review describes digital scanning conducted on the famed Roman triumphal arch.
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The Dead Sea Scrolls have been called the greatest archaeological find of the 20th century.
First discovered outside Jerusalem in the late 1940s, this ancient collection of texts includes the oldest known biblical manuscripts, dating back some 2,000 years.
Biblical text older than the Dead Sea Scrolls has been discovered only in two silver scroll-shaped amulets containing portions of the Priestly Blessing from the Book of Numbers, excavated in Jerusalem at Ketef Hinnom and dated c. A piece of Leviticus found in the Ein Gedi synagogue, burnt in the 6th century CE and analyzed in 2015, was found to be the third-oldest piece of the Torah known to exist, as it was dated palaeographically to the 1st or 2nd century CE, and with the C14 method to sometime between the 2nd and 4th century CE.See all Media Biblical Archaeology Society Staff In a world of often colorless sculptures, the della Robbia family’s vivid glazed terracotta creations stood out.See all Exhibits/Events View BAS Travel Study Programs Enjoy book reviews by top scholars on wide-ranging topics in religion, archaeology and Biblical studies.The caves are located about one mile (1.6 kilometres) inland from the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, whence they derive their name.Bronze coins found at the same sites form a series beginning with John Hyrcanus (135–104 BCE) and continuing until the First Jewish–Roman War (66–73 CE), supporting the radiocarbon and paleographic dating of the scrolls.