Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Site: Bible and Archaeology

Bible and Archaeology is a virtual museum of many of the most important artifacts, sites, and ancient texts related to the Bible. Three features make this online exhibit particularly helpful.

  • The photos can be viewed in high-resolution. For one example, the image of the Merneptah Stele is the best I’ve seen.
  • The artifacts are listed in chronological order. That makes it easier to find what you’re looking for, even if you don’t know the correct name (is it the Dan Stele or the Tel Dan Inscription?).
  • Each photograph has a brief explanation of the significance of the artifact and its relationship to the Bible. You can do do additional research if you desire, but the description provides the basics.

Note: it may be user error, but I had better success viewing the some of the high-res images in the Chrome browser than in Firefox.

Gallio inscription all fragments, tb051603812

The Gallio Inscription, before it was put on display in the Delphi Museum

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