Did you know Pittsburgh was an important center for early Biblical archaeology? Many important digs for the reconstruction of Old Testament history were pioneered by faculty at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. The Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archeology provides a window onto that world. We will tour the museum to learn about Old Testament history and the ways modern scholars uncover the people and events that comprise the history of salvation. You will get to handle 3000-year-old pottery and learn how to date artifacts based on ceramic evidence. This will be followed by a tasty lunch and a discussion of the theology of Biblical archaeology, led by the experienced archaeologist and Biblical scholar Dr. Jim Platt. The tour begins at 10:00 a.m.; lunch is at noon.
From Oakland, take the 71B and get off on Highland Avenue, opposite Hays Street.