Foto: (1) P. Kyle McCarter, an epigrapher and professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at
Foto: (2) Ron E. Tappy, the project director of the Zeitah Excavations archaeological dig at Tel Zayat,
The exhibits of the
The Museum's permanent exhibit, Tells and Tombs, uses artifacts, models, excavation photographs, and drawings to help visitors think about how objects were made and used in ancient times and how surviving materials are recovered by archaeologists today. The exhibit displays artifacts in archaeological and historical context and provides an opportunity to explore changes in form and function over 4,000 years.
A temporary exhibit, Words Made Visible, traces the origins of writing and the alphabet in the ancient Near East through inscribed artifacts and large scale replicas of inscriptions. Richly illustrated interpretive panels explain how cuneiform, hieroglyphs, and the alphabet work, and examine the uses of writing in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Canaan, Israel, Greece, Rome, and the early Islamic world.
Support for Archaeology at
The Archaeology program at PTS has been made possible through the efforts of faculty, staff, and volunteers, and the generosity of donors.
Three gifts have a key role in continuing the tradition of archaeological research and education at PTS
JAMIESON TROTTER ENDOWMENT FUND
The George Trotter family established the Jamieson-Trotter Endowment Fund in 1989 to honor Howard Jamieson, A PTS alumnus and Professor of Biblical Theology (1955-1970). The fund supplements the Seminary's archaeology program by providing scholarships for students to participate in field projects in the
G. ALBERT SHOEMAKER CHAIR OF BIBLE AND ARCHAEOLOGY
The Seminary established the G. Albert Shoemaker Chair of Bible and Archaeology in 1989 to express its continued commitment to research and teaching in biblical archaeology.
WILLIAM R. JACKSON, SR., ENDOWMENT FUND
A generous gift from William R. Jackson, Sr. in 1998 provided funds for two components of archaeology program at the Seminary: the renovation and expansion of the
For information about giving opportunities in archaeology, call the Vice President for Development, 412-441-3304, ext. 2107.
Visiting the Bible Lands Museum
Monday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
First Saturday of the month 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Additional hours are available by appointment. Call Karen Bowden Cooper at 412-362-5610, ext. 2278 to make arrangements