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Week 10 of notes

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Archaeology at the Movies
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ANT 349 Fantastic Archaeology Movies and TV Documentaries Biblical Archaeology: Archaeology focusing on places and events referred to in the Bible Origins of Archaeology Early exploration: Lost civilizations unmentioned in classical writings Focus on spectacular sculptures, and artifacts Austen Henry Layard Excavations 1845­1847 The Monuments of Nineveh (1849) Household Celebrity Looting the Past: Layard: At one site quickly dug two miles of bas­reliefs and cleared 70 rooms Modern Archaeology: The “Fertile Crescent” Change from food collecting to food production Early Agricultural States Complex bureaucracy to control agricultural surpluses. Uruk Period­ 5600/4800 BP: Administrative centers Craft specialization Architecture Uruk First City 5600 BP Defines “Uruk” Period Writing: Pictographic writing 3000 BC Evolution of cuneiform c. 1900 BC Clay tablets Economic/ administrative records Biblical Archaeology Sites know from Bible and classical writings Peoples, Places, and States: Egypt and the Pharaohs Pilgrimages to holy sites Trade in relics: pieces of the cross, grails, shrouds, remains of saints Antiquarian Beginnings Early attempts to identify Biblical sites Sites not looted like Greek and Roman sites, or Ancient sites Bible is a religious text Some sites and events unverified Ziggurat not the Tower of Babel No evidence (geological, archaeological) for a world wide flood Julius Wellhausen (1844­1918) Challenged historicity of parts of the Bible Documentary hypothesis: accepted by most theologians  Archaeological Work: No spectacular monuments Crimean War (1854­1856) draws attention to neglected Biblical sites Late 19th century work Early Archaeological Work Excavations in Jerusalem 1851 Louis­Felicien de Saucy tombs from the “time of King David” Fanciful­ Actual date 1000 years later Edward Robinson 1794­1863 Andover Theological Seminary, Massachusetts Starts work 1838 Jerusalem: Traces of King Herod’s Temple


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