The Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology has its roots in a program of archaeological field work in the Near East that began in 1924 focusing on the Lands of the Bible: modern day Israel, West Bank, and Jordan. Its exhibits highlight daily life in ancient times including landscape and settlement patterns; domestic and communal architecture; agriculture and food preparation; technologies, crafts, and stylistic traditions; trade; religious observance; and memory and writing systems and practice. The museum is part of a multifaceted archaeology program that includes an on-going excavation at Tel Zayit in Israel as well as academic courses and a lecture program that brings leading archaeologists to Pittsburgh.

The Museum is currently closed to visitors and public tours. We're sorry that you aren't able to visit our wonderful Museum during this time, and we look forward to hosting you soon. Please check back later this summer for news regarding our reopening date. 

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The Museum is currently closed to visitors and public tours. We're sorry that you aren't able to visit our wonderful Museum during this time, and we look forward to hosting you soon. Please check back later this summer for news regarding our reopening date.