Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology

ancient near eastern pottery

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; as well as memory and writing systems and practices.

In addition to offering tours and resources for scholars, teachers, and students, the Museum invites leading archaeologists to Pittsburgh to offer free, public lectures on a variety of topics.

Watch this 360' video to learn more about the Museum.

The Museum is part of the PTS Neighborhood Collaborative


The Museum is temporarily closed for public tours. The website will be updated when regular hours resume. 

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