The Fortress of Arad and Its Enlightening Ostraca

Ancient texts can  tell us a lot about the sites in which they are discovered. Upon their discovery, the ostraca of Tell Arad proved to be exceptionally informative as to how the fortress of Arad operated. More recently, according to Israel Finkelstein and others researchers believe that the Hebrew texts…

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Faustina I: Remnant of a Love Story

Today’s post was written by Shoshana Hereld, discussing a rare Roman sestertius commemorating the deification of Faustina I. Some people write poetry, some leave roses on a grave…and others mint coins for two decades.  Faustina the Elder died at age 36, only three years into the reign of her husband, the “good”…

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Illuminating Coins of a Dark Period

Today’s post is a guest post by Jane Sancinito on some of our coins!   The coinage of the third century CE is often used as a case study for how debasement, the steady, intentional decline of precious metal in a currency, leads to economic decline. The political turmoil of the period,…

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Reading the Tablets: Ancient Words in a Modern World

We here at From Stone to Screen  like to brag that our project is an international, multi-disciplinary collaboration (because it is) but don’t just take our word on it, here’s some proof!  Our next student profile is on Nicholas Kraus, a PhD student at Yale University.  Does his name sounds…

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