This exhibit features archaeological findings from the Biblical city of Ai found in the book of Joshua 7-8.
And the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear and do not be dismayed. Take all the fighting men with you, and arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, and his people, his city, and his land."
-Joshua 8:1, ESV
The site is nine miles north of Jerusalem and currently known as Khirbet El-Maqatir. On display are over 50 artifacts from the Bronze Age (2200-1500 BC) through the Byzantine Period (AD 324-638). They help us understand the complex daily lives of the early people of the Middle East. These artifacts give credence to Biblical history with a timeline of the people and cultures of the region.
We also wish to acknowledge the following groups for their roles in putting this exhibition together:
You may visit Museum of the Albemarle to see the exhibit Monday - Friday, as well as every third Saturday of the month beginning March 20, 2021 until the exhibit closes on November 13, 2021.Read More