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The Kh. el-Maqatir Ram’s Head: Evidence of the Israelite Destruction of Ai? 1/22/2018 - by Brian N Peterson PhD

ABR Associate and Khirbet el-Maqatir dig staff member, Dr. Brian Peterson, recently had a detailed article published in the Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin (Vol. 61, 2016) about the ram's head figurine his team discovered...

The Grand Finale at Khirbet el-Maqatir 1/8/2017 - by Scott Stripling DMin

Happy New Year from Jerusalem! Upon our arrival in Israel, we organized our office and met with our volunteers for orientation...

Khirbet el-Maqatir Spring 2016 Season: Radio Interview 7/5/2016 - by Scott Stripling DMin

Dr. Scott Stripling joins host Gordon Govier on "The Book and the Spade" radio program in this two-part interview about the 2016 season at Khirbet el-Maqatir.

Khirbet el-Maqatir Spring 2016 Season: Touring Report June 12-June 17 6/24/2016 - by Don McNeeley

Whew!!! We finished the three weeks of excavations and even added an additional day. As was previously noted in our weekly reports, the dig season revealed many great features and artifacts that assist in understanding the society of the various occupational levels at Khirbet el-Maqatir. Everything from the walls revealed, the pottery re-constructed, the objects photographed, and even the color of the soil excavated provide clues to help reconstruct the biblical past. But, now it is time to branch out from Maqatir and get that bigger picture of the Bible that only comes from visiting the places we read about in Scripture. But where to start?

Khirbet el-Maqatir Spring 2016 Season: Week Three, June 6-June 12 6/20/2016 - by Brian N Peterson PhD

The third week of our final season ended in a fashion typical of final days at Maqatir over the past few years. Silos, underground networks of tunnels, mosaic floors, and coins from a variety of eras all came to light in the last few days of our dig season...

Khirbet el-Maqatir Spring 2016 Season: Week Two, May 30-June 5 6/14/2016 - by Suzanne Lattimer

The days have blended together this week. We added an extra dig day Sunday due to our rained out day last week. Everyone was a bit unsure what day it actually was, but this we do know: It’s now the weekend!...

Khirbet el-Maqatir Spring 2016 Season: Week One, May 22-29 6/6/2016 - by Bryant G. Wood PhD

The first week of our 2016 season was different than our normal first week—we had a rare weather event. For the first time in 14 seasons of excavating at KeM in May, we experienced heavy rain...

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