Towns and Tombs: The Dead Sea Plain in the Early Bronze Age
Everyday Life in the Land Between
Words Made Visible
Examines the practice of writing in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Canaan-Israel and explains how the alphabet gradually supplanted cuneiform and hieroglyphs. A related exhibit places the Zayit abecedary (discovered at the Seminary's current excavation in 2005) in the early history of the alphabet.
Tell er Rumeith: An Outpost on the Incense Road
Profiles a site on the Syrian border in northern Jordan, biblical Gilead, excavated by Paul Lapp in 1962 and 1967. The exhibit focuses on 930 BCE to 730 BCE, a period of conflict between Israel, Aram, and Assyria, when Rumeith was permanently occupied, first as an outpost guarding the fertile Irbid plain and later as a farming village.
A Photographic Memory: Ninety Years of Archaeological Fieldwork at PTS
Juxtaposes archival photographs and first person accounts from the 1920s through the present to illuminate changes in archaeological technique and in the political and cultural spheres in which archaeologists work.