Weekly Summary: 27th September - 3rd October, 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.

Two-hundred years ago, French scholar and polymath Jean-François Champollion announced he had decoded the Rosetta Stone.

Could a better understanding of the Nile River help explain how the pyramids were constructed?

New evidence that global challenges such as social inequality were at play in some of the world’s earliest civilisations in ancient Iran could help us understand why they continue to plague modern communities.

Polish archaeologists working in Çatalhöyük in the central Anatolia have discovered a large mudbrick structure, in which the inhabitants of one of the oldest settlements on the Earth met.

In May 2022, a survey season was conducted at Khirbet al-Mudayna al-‘Aliya, south-central Jordan, with a small group.