Weekly Summary: 15th - 21st November, 2022

Each week, Studies of Biblical Interest brings you a brief summary of the discoveries, news items, and advances across the fields on which we focus. If you have a story you'd like us to share, please email the details to editors@biblicaljournal.org.

An analysis of the remains of a carp-like fish found at the Gesher Benot Ya'aqov site in Israel shows that the fish were cooked 780,000 years ago.

The Eighteenth Dynasty saw what was Egypt’s greatest period, with wealth flowing in from its large empire and considerable sphere of influence combined with several decades of comparative peace.

The burial of Tutankhamun was first found a century ago in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in November 1922. It held thousands of artefacts. Yet, experts say that in the years since the discovery some of the tomb's treasures have vanished as a result of theft.

There are 13 medical papyri from the era of the Pharaohs that give a correct description of pathological conditions. Also, the famous Kahun Papyri alludes to veterinary treatments.

While it may at first glance seem to be a bit of vandalism, the graffiti was a deliberate attempt by the clergy to redeem souls through Christian carving.