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...
Death, Taxes and a Surprising Find

Death, Taxes and a Surprising Find

Taxes have been around since the emergence of urban civilization but weren’t always paid in coinage, checks or bank drafts. Many ancient Hebrews paid their taxes in the form of grain, wine or olive oil, which were then stored in large pottery jars, typically holding...