This Changes Everything! In which I return to Safi & have a new-found love for pens and sharpies

I did something new this summer. For the first time, I went back to an archaeological site I had worked at before. That’s not to say I’ve been to tons of archaeological sites once and never gone back, in fact, this is only the second site I’d ever worked at.…

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Palmyra: Recapture & Assessment

On March 27th, 2016, Palmyra was recaptured from the Islamic State by a coalition of Syrian, Russian and Iranian military forces. As some time has passed since then, we felt it appropriate to now consider the state in which the site was found to be when recaptured, and what has…

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From Donation to Collection: Blackmore

It is not often that we get to see the progression from donation to collection up close, especially if you do not have a career in the world of museums or art galleries. Since we have a unique opportunity to be part of such a process here at From Stone…

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Recollections of Tell-es-Safi/Gath 2015: When I Learned Tureas are the Real MVP

The Tell-es-Safi/Gath project has recently been receiving much attention due to the recent discovery of the monumental city gate. As someone who was there at the time of the discovery, I can attest to the fact that it was very exciting to see and to be a part of! But…

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