A High-Tech Analysis of Ancient Jars Shows a Judean Cultural Shift

Aug. 19 2021

Using new scanning techniques, archaeologists compared two sets of earthenware jars discovered in First Temple-era Judea and made a surprising discovery. Rossella Tercatin writes:

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More about: Ancient Israel, Archaeology

Despite Opposition from the Taliban, Islamic State Is Thriving in Afghanistan

According to Taliban officials, Islamic State’s Afghanistan offshoot (known as the “Khorasan province,” or ISKP) has but a negligible presence. American diplomats, for their part, have claimed that the new jihadist government in Kabul can provide a bulwark against the group, which opposes what it sees as the Taliban’s relative religious moderation. But, Oved Lobel argues, the evidence supports neither interpretation:

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More about: ISIS, Taliban, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign policy