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Lyre and Marriage in Mesopotamia

A 5,000-year-old artifact depicts music-laden union of a king and goddess

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Ancient Town Found Below Galilee Resort Site

Ruins from Second Temple period uncovered during construction of new hotel

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Second Temple-Era Burial Boxes Found in Raid

Police recover 11 ancient ritual objects in thwarted antiquities deal

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IDF Leaves Philippines; ‘Knockout’ Fears Spread

Plus 10,000-year-old structure found near Jerusalem, and more in the news

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King David’s Palace May Have Been Discovered

Israeli archaeologists report ‘unequivocal evidence’ near Jerusalem

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Herod’s Edifice Complex

The great Judean builder and his outsized ego are the subject of a monumental Israel Museum exhibit

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Two Jerusalem Artifacts Could Be Destroyed

Israeli judge threatens ‘judgment of Solomon’ on controversial items

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Ashen

In Thera, the Israeli novelist Zeruya Shalev likens her protagonist’s divorce to an epic volcano eruption on the Greek island of Santorini some 3,600 years ago

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Sundown: Bibi and Barak Tag-Team

Plus Iran non-action, Bar Kochba coins, Trump-Kushner nuptials

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Sundown: Digging for Trouble

Gray areas, the Golden Gate, and parodic justice