Israeli dig finds 2,000-year-old underground complex near Western Wall

By Clyde Hughes, World News— Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,000-year-old underground compound near Jerusalem’s Western Wall that hasn’t been seen in generations, officials said Tuesday. The Israeli Antiquities Authorities said the compound — which has an open courtyard, two rooms and several household objects — had been sealed during the Byzantine period some 1,400 years…

Southwestern Ends Largest Evangelical Archaeology Program

By Gordon Govier, Christianity Today— The nation’s leading evangelical archaeology program is closing, partly in response to COVID-19. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) will shut down its archaeology program in May, terminating five professors and discontinuing its degree program, which currently has more than 25 graduate students. The decision came as “part of campus-wide budgetary…

Video: Ancient Israelites’ Conquest of the Holy Land Revealed by Desert ‘Footprints’!

Israel’s heartland is home to some of the most awe-inspiring remnants of the Jewish people’s conquest of the Promised Land over 3,000 years ago. Archaeologists believe that six desert “footprints” in the Holy Land represent stopping points for the Jewish people when they entered Israel with Joshua leading the way. These structures share common features,…