Arqueólogos hallan dos líneas de alfabeto hebreo antiguo

Publicado en Israel el 10 de Noviembre, 2005, 17:44 por terraeantiqvae


Foto: (1) P. Kyle McCarter, an epigrapher and professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at John Hopkins University, talks about the significance of the alphabet found on a rock at the Zeitah Excavations archaeological dig at Tel Zayat, Israel, during a news conference in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005. A magnified image of letters from 900-925 BC on that rock, which was found in July at the dig, is projected behind him. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)


Foto: (2) Ron E. Tappy, the project director of the Zeitah Excavations archaeological dig at Tel Zayat, Israel, speaks at a news conference in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, about the discovery in July at the dig of a rock from 900-925 BC, that has an alphabet inscribed upon it. An image of the rock that was part of a wall is projected behind him. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

The Bible Lands Museum

The exhibits of the Bible Lands Museum offer glimpses into life from prehistoric times into the Middle Ages. Artifacts include many forms of pottery; objects made of stone, bone, alabaster, faience, glass, and metal; and rare examples of ancient basketry, leather, and textiles.

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 Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

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


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 Middle East and additional support for the annual archaeology lecture, and for museum purchases and projects that fall outside the Museum's regular budget.


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.


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 James L. Kelso Bible Lands Museum and the establishment of a substantial endowment to support archaeological field work.

For information about giving opportunities in archaeology, call the Vice President for Development, 412-441-3304, ext. 2107.

Visiting the Bible Lands Museum

Regular Museum hours:






First Saturday of the month

Sunday Closed

Additional hours are available by appointment. Call Karen Bowden Cooper at 412-362-5610, ext. 2278 to make arrangements

The Bible Lands Museum is handicapped accessible.

The Bible Lands Museum is on the ground floor of the Long Administration Building at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary,

616 North Highland Avenue
in East Liberty/Highland Park

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