BAR 35:04, Jul/Aug Sep/Oct 2009
Ten Top Discoveries
Favorite finds throughout the years
Of course, we think every archaeological discovery reported in BAR is important—from the smallest seal or ostracon to the largest imposing fortress. But there’s no denying that some finds do stand out. The following ten examples are by no means exclusive; others would make different selections for their top ten. But that’s not to say they were chosen randomly.
When we think about the great architects, engineers and builders of the ancient world, the Canaanites are generally not the first civilization to come to mind. The Egyptians had their pyramids and the Mesopotamians their ziggurats, but what architectural first did the Canaanites come up with?