(Christian Messenger) Each year several dozen institutional archaeological excavations and multiple more salvage excavations take place in the lands of the Bible.

Some excavations draw attention because of the exciting dimensions of their discoveries. Many more compile important information from less dynamic discoveries that help us better understand the biblical world in its social context.

Following are some of the most exciting discoveries announced in the past year, taken from the news digests of ARTIFAX magazine, and reported on The Book & The Spade radio program.

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