I am pleased to announce a travel seminar to the Holy Land in January 2019.
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Chronicles society that worshipped Greco-Roman gods to one that adopted Christian faith.
The Hecht Mueseum exhibition has been featured in the Jerusalem Post.
With my professional colleagues of the AIA, I am saddened by the decision of the current US government to withdraw from UNESCO. No UN function is without politics, and many complain about the out-sized US role. But preservation of world heritage is critical. See the AIA statement.
Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at Concordia St. Paul by joining fellow Lutherans for worship and song Oct. 29, 2017. It is our biggest event of the quincentennial. Hope to see you there.
In literary sources, there are references to a Herodian theatre and to a Hadrianic theatre. It has been suggested that the latter might have been a reconstruction of the former. This discovery of a odeon or a bouleuterion is not likely to be either. But it does give a unique insight into the Roman city. I am waiting to read about the final dating of the site, and hope to see it for myself someday.
3D modeling has added great capability to the study of archaeology. The Rosetta Stone, one of the great pieces in the British Museum, is now available in 3D.
Part of grey and pink granodiorite stela bearing priestly decree concerning Ptolemy V in three blocks of text: Hieroglyphic (14 lines), Demotic (32 lines) and Greek (54 lines). The inscription is a decree passed by a council of priests, one of a series that affirm the royal cult of the 13 year-old Ptolemy V on the first anniversary of his coronation.Dating to 196 BCFindspot: Fort Saint Julien, El-Rashid, Egypt Length: 112.3 centimetres (max) Width: 75.7 centimetres Thickness: 28.4 centimetresCOL: YCA62958Model by Daniel Pett, 228 photographs taken with Nikon D5100, Sony A6000 and OnePlus3 mobile phone. This can be improved further with more photography in future.The sound description featured on this comes from our audio described tour.
As a theologian also engaged in field archaeology, I am always interested in the intersection between ancient texts and the discoveries int he field. A new online journal is attempting to address this topic. The first issue is out and I wish the editors success.
Archaeology and Text: A Journal for the integration of Material Culture with Written Documents in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East.
Source: Archaeology and Text |
I have yet to visit this site. But Machaerus was one of Herod’s fortresses and was the later location of the execution of John the Baptist. Missed this article earlier this summer.
I agree. Money from the government undercuts Christian stewardship and its strings will secularize. Beware, churches (and colleges).
You knew I would post this one . . .