Inscription on an ancient Etruscan temple stone mentioning goddess Uni

In the 1950s and 1960s the Swedish Institute at Rome with King Gustaf VI Adolf as one of the participating archaeologists, together with the excavations of Acquarossa, and close to the modern village of Blera laid bare parts of houses which brought lots of controversy. Authorities still disagree over the nature of the site of […]

Old Arad and Widespread literacy in Judah in 600 BCE

Looking at the texts of the Hebrew Scriptures they demand a certain knowledge of reading capacity. We did not have to wait for the new Tel Aviv University study published on April the 12th in PNAS to know that widespread literacy was required for going through the books of Moses and the Prophets. With the new […]