Our co-dierctor Israel Finkelstein was elected to the American Academy

We are very proud to share that our co-dierctor Israel Finkelstein was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences as an International Honorary Member. The American Academy was founded in 1780, during the American Revolution. From that time until today, The American Academy gathers knowledge and produces reflective, independent, and pragmatic studies that … Continue reading Our co-dierctor Israel Finkelstein was elected to the American Academy

New Visitor center opens in Megiddo!

Every year many tourists visit Tel Megiddo to see how the place bearing the biblical name "Armageddon" actually looks like. Many of them are interested in the biblical story of the site, the impressive remains of the ancient city and the outstanding views of the Jezreel Valley from the top of the Tel. Last month … Continue reading New Visitor center opens in Megiddo!

A new web-series about the archeology and history of ancient Israel with our co-directors Israel Finkelstein and Matthew J. Adams

A new web-series made possible by the Shmunis Family Foundation. Each episode features a conversation between our co-directors Israel Finkelstein and Matthew J. Adams, about the archeology and history of Ancient Israel – Episode One: Bible and Archaeology, The View from the Center– Episode Two: The Bronze Age, The Land Before Israel– Episode Three: The Crisis Years, The … Continue reading A new web-series about the archeology and history of ancient Israel with our co-directors Israel Finkelstein and Matthew J. Adams

Long Distance Trade in the Middle Bronze

A recent article published in the journal PNAS, based mainly on samples from Megiddo, reports evidence for trade with the Central/Eastern Asia in the Middle Bronze Age. The molecular and microscopic techniques revealed consumptions of extotic foods like sesame, soybean, probable banana, and turmeric. This new article sheds lights on the complexity of early long trade … Continue reading Long Distance Trade in the Middle Bronze