BIBLE HISTORY DAILY

Two D.C.-Area Archaeology Events

The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia (BASONOVA) and Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) will host the lecture “Egyptians, Canaanites, Sea Peoples and Early Israel at the End of the Bronze Age” (November 15) and the lecture “Landscapes of Allusion at Oplontis and Stabiae” (November 18) this month. Not in the D.C. area? The Biblical Archaeology Society offers a wide range of travel/study programs in the United States and across the globe.


killebrew-lectureOn Sunday, November 15, 2015, Dr. Ann Killebrew, Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver the lecture “Egyptians, Canaanites, Sea Peoples and Early Israel at the End of the Bronze Age.”

As one of the Late Bronze Age’s superpowers in the eastern Mediterranean, New Kingdom Egypt and its domination of Canaan is well documented both in the textual and archaeological record. The final century of the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1250–1150 B.C.E.) represents the peak of Egyptian influence in the southern Levant. By the end of the Late Bronze Age, however, Egypt was in retreat and the global economy of the region was in tatters, resulting in mass migrations and the appearance of new groups of peoples including the Philistines and Israelites. This lecture will explore the rise and decline of the Egyptian empire in Canaan, the impact of the collapse of the world’s first age of internationalism, and their repercussions on the formation of the Biblical world.

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The free eBook Life in the Ancient World guides you through craft centers in ancient Jerusalem, family structure across Israel and ancient practices—from dining to makeup—throughout the Mediterranean world.


gensheimer-lectureOn Wednesday, November 18, 2015, University of Maryland Assistant Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology Dr. Maryl Gensheimer will deliver the lecture “Landscapes of Allusion at Oplontis and Stabiae.”

When Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 C.E., Roman cities along the Bay of Naples, such as Pompeii and Herculaneum, were completely buried by volcanic debris. Elite retreats for leisure, such as the stunning seaside villas at Oplontis and Stabiae, were also destroyed—buried under a deep blanket of lapillus and ash. New excavations are underway, and this illustrated lecture will rediscover these lost villas on the Bay of Naples to better understand the infrastructure and daily life of these ancient spaces. Particular emphasis will be paid to their luxurious decoration in all art media, a survey of which will contextualize these villas within their regional, cultural and sociopolitical landscape.

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Not in the D.C. area? The Biblical Archaeology Society offers a wide range of travel/study programs in the United States and across the globe.


 

Related reading in Bible History Daily:

When Egyptian Pharaohs Ruled Bronze Age Jerusalem

Adornment in the Southern Levant

Bronze Age Collapse: Pollen Study Highlights Late Bronze Age Drought

The Destruction of Pompeii—God’s Revenge?

Solomon, Socrates and Aristotle
In a wall painting at Pompeii, Greek philosophers admire the king’s wisdom


 

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