Head Scratching, With Good Reason

Head Scratching, With Good Reason

The past couple of weeks have been good for archaeology nerds, with several recent discoveries making news. In Egypt, an archaeologist looking for Cleopatra’s tomb has found an artfully constructed stone tunnel described as a “geometric miracle,” according to an...
Cursed, Cursed, Cursed! Or Not?

Cursed, Cursed, Cursed! Or Not?

Archaeologists working at Mount Ebal, a part of ancient Israel that is near Nablus in what is now the occupied West Bank, are touting a new discovery that – if authenticated – could bring real excitement to the study of ancient paleography and perhaps even Israel’s...
Old Brews in the News

Old Brews in the News

The past 20 years or more have seen a huge growth in the craft beer industry, with breweries popping up in small towns, big cities, and interstate corridors with some regularity. Thousands of amateur brewers and budding professionals want to put their own stamp on a...
What’s in Your Bowels?

What’s in Your Bowels?

In a column from last October (“Going in Style”), I described the discovery of a palatial residence on a hill overlooking Jerusalem, found during salvage excavations in 1919-20. The residence was near what is now known as Arnon Hanatziv Promenade, a public park where...
Going in Style

Going in Style

A popular children’s book by Taro Gomi reminds us that Everyone Poops – but not everyone does so in similar facilities. In many parts of the world, squatty potties even with the floor are de rigueur. Sometimes signs inside rare Western-style toilet cubicles instruct...