Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

#1259 Top Ten of 2010

Herodium theater

Herodium theater

Back for the second year in a row, our pick for the Biblical Archaeology discoveries top ten of 2010. Our #1 pick, the discovery of Herod’s theater box at the theater that was built into the side of his desert fortress/palace at Herodium. The theater and theater box was covered up as Herod constructed his tomb, the tomb that was finally discovered by archaeologist Ehud Netzer following a 30-year search. Tragically, Netzer suffered a fatal fall at the site of his discovery in October.

Further notable discoveries include two document fragments, an entire Samaritan city, and the largest gold coin ever found in Israel.

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