Monthly Archives: September 2015

Rare 1,800-Year-Old Sarcophagus Discovered in Ashkelon, Israel

By Biblical Archaeology Society Staff A rare 1,800-year-old sarcophagus was recently exposed in Ashkelon, Israel. Photo: Yoli Schwartz, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.A unique 1,800-year-old sarcophagus was recently unearthed at a construction site in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon in Israel. Workers at the site reportedly discovered the sarcophagus more than a week …read more

Remembering Life Stories (4a): Compressing Storylines - Chronicles & Histories

By Bill Heroman optimizing reconstruction of sequences through pattern & algorithmmnemonic efficiencies of biographies versus chronicles & historiesCoherence is a property of memory, not a feature of literature. We say a storyline seems coherent if it holds together in our minds, and since remembering is constructive this “holds together” really means “comes back …read more