Family Digs Reveal Rare Byzantine Iron Hammer

If your family had spent your summer vacation volunteering at an archaeological site, your child might have the best begining-of-the-year theme: “What I did this summer.” “A family volunteering at excavations at Usha, the first location of the Sanhedrin following the Bar Kochba revolt, discovered a previously unknown iron industry at the site and a… Read More

Simple Reflective Statements

I love to learn new things and to words of wisdom. A blog I read often recently posted some favorite nuggets of wisdom–simple reflective statements–that prompted me to think about complex questions and concepts. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s (1749–1832) Maxims and Reflections was a German writer, statesman, lawyer, playwright, and polymath. Some of the favorites listed in… Read More