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Roman Sword

Roman Sword c. 300 BCE–300 CE The primary sword (Lat. gladius) of Ancient Roman foot soldiers, features a weighted pommel and was used primarily for thrusting rather than slashing. Prior to the 3rd century BCE, Roman swords were much like those of the Greeks (Gr. xiphos). After the conquest of Hispania [...]

2020-01-24T20:58:54+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: COLLECTIONS|Tags: |

Roman Terracotta Cooking Pot

Roman Terracotta Cooking Pot c. 63 BCE–330 BCE Terracotta is a type of clay-based earthenware with a porous body after firing. Sometimes glazed and/or painted, such terracotta was widely employed in the Roman period and had many uses: architectural, decorative, or common use items such as lamps or pots. This pot [...]

2020-01-24T20:19:06+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: COLLECTIONS|Tags: |

Amorite Bowl

Amorite Bowl c. 2000–1500 BCE The Amorites were an ancient Semitic-speaking people from Syria who also occupied large parts of southern Mesopotamia from the 2100BCE to 1601 BCE. The term Amorites is used in the Bible to refer to certain highland mountaineers who inhabited the land of Canaan, described in Genesis [...]

2020-01-24T20:05:37+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: COLLECTIONS|Tags: |

Middle Bronze Age Amphora

Middle Bronze Age Amphora c. 2200–1500 BCE The amphora is a type of container with a characteristic shape and size reaching back to the late Stone Age. Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but mostly for wine. This particular [...]

2020-01-24T19:58:48+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: COLLECTIONS|Tags: |

Artemis of Ephesus Statuette

Artemis of Ephesus Statuette c. 550 BCE Artemis was the Greek goddess of hunting, wild nature, and chastity. Regarded as a patron of girls and young women and a protectress during childbirth, she was worshiped across the Greek world. Her most famous cult site was as a fertility goddess at the [...]

2020-01-24T19:48:37+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: COLLECTIONS|Tags: |

Book of Hours Leaves

Book of Hours Leaves c. 1400 CE The book of hours is a popular medieval Christian devotional book written in Latin. It is the most common type of surviving medieval illuminated manuscript. Such books would contain texts, prayers, and psalms to be read at specified hours of the day. The leaves [...]

2020-01-24T05:00:10+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: COLLECTIONS|Tags: |

Ethiopic Prayer Book

Ethiopic Prayer Book c. 1900 CE This prayer book is written in Ethiopic Ge'ez, a South Semitic language originating in southern regions of Eritrea and the northern region of Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa. Its use spanned nearly seven centuries, arising at some point in the 4th century and falling [...]

2020-01-24T04:56:53+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: COLLECTIONS|Tags: |

DSS Genesis Scroll (4Q4)

DSS Genesis Scroll (4Q4) c. 50 BCE | Facsimile, original located in the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem This fragment is from cave 4 and contains 11 lines of text (Genesis 1:18-27). It begins with the 4th day of creation and ends with the creation of man [...]

2020-01-24T04:51:48+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: COLLECTIONS|Tags: |

DSS Psalms Scroll 11Q5

DSS Psalms Scroll (11Q5) c. 30–50 CE | Facsimile, original located in the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem This Psalms scroll contains 11 of the 15 Songs of Ascent (Psalms 120-134) and was discovered among the scrolls and fragments of Cave 11 among Qumran caves. Pilgrims would [...]

2020-01-24T04:29:31+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: COLLECTIONS|Tags: |