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Bible Times: Biblical Archaeology

  • Bible Archaeology: The Tell of Carchemish, Turkey
    A "tell" is an unexcavated city-mound awaiting investigation in the Near East
  • Bible Archaeology: The Tell of Colosse, Turkey
    The even slopes and flat summit differentiate a tell from a natural hill
  • Bible Archaeology: The Tell of Colosse, Turkey
    Early settlers tended to build a city on a low hill (for defense), next to a dependable water source, adjacent to fertile fields and at a natural crossroads
  • Bible Archaeology: Potsherd from Tell Mazar, Jordan
    The major occupation periods of a tell can usually be determined by examining potsherds from the surface of the tell
  • Bible Archaeology: Potsherd from Tell Mazar, Jordan
    Job used potsherds (broken pottery) - "he took for himself a potsherd with which to scrape himself" (Job 2:8)
  • Bible Archaeology: Balks at Sepphoris, Israel (1996)
    Modern archaeological excavation in Palestine is normally carried out in small areas divided by vertical partitions, or "balks"
  • Bible Archaeology: Balks at Sepphoris, Israel (1996)
    The “balks” are left undug (at least temporarily)
  • Bible Archaeology: Layers of occupation at a tell in Jordan
    Each layer is given its own number as a "locus"
  • Bible Archaeology: Layers of occupation at a tell in Jordan
    Each layer is given its own number as a "locus"
  • Bible Archaeology: Working at a dig in Jordan
    A small handpick is the most common tool in a modern excavation
  • Bible Archaeology: Handpick in use
  • Bible Archaeology: Tools of the trade
    A handpick is used to trim a balk
  • Bible Archaeology: Tools of the trade
  • Bible Archaeology: Basket and brush
  • Bible Archaeology: Handpick and trowel
    A handpick is often used in conjunction with a mason's trowel
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