Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1552 Clyde Billington – Lachish Gate Shrine & New IAA Archaeology Campus

Excavating the toilet at the Lachish Gate Shrine.

Excavating the toilet at the Lachish Gate Shrine.

A second look at some of the top archaeology stories from the Autumn 2016 issue of ARTIFAX magazine with co-editor Clyde Billington.

On this program we discuss the recently renewed excavations at Lachish and the discovery of a gate shrine which appears to have been permanently desecrated by the installation of a toilet.

We also discuss the Israel Antiquities Authority’s new archaeology campus in Jerusalem, as well as the reopening of the restored Mamertine Prison in Rome, where Peter and Paul may have been held.

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2 responses

  1. You both mentioned Garstang as the early Lachish excavator who was killed, but it was Starkey. Oops!

    December 8, 2016 at 7:50 pm

  2. Wow, you are right George. How did I get that mixed up? Thanks for the correction.

    December 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm

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