Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This Week In Biblical Archaeology

Session #2:
Pillars of the Arcane

Much of what we know and understand about scripture, beyond the work of translators and etymologists, is gleaned from the work of Sir Leonard Woolley, Max Mallowan, and Dame Kathleen Kenyon, who took the discipline away from the treasure hunters of "crypto-archaeology" and coordinated it with the scientific approach developed by the early Egyptologists. We will view maps of and artifacts from Ur and Jericho, meet Woolley's interesting assistants, and discover the fabled city of Ubar.

Also, we will be using large screen visual effects!

[Above is a photo of some silver frankincense. Those who attended the class will understand the reference.]