The Archaeology Center in the Herrman Learning Center - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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The Archaeology Center in the Herrman Learning Center

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The Archaeology Center is a hands-on learning and research facility on the Cincinnati campus for furthering and enhancing the study of Archaeology and integrating it with Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern history and culture. The artifacts in The Archaeology Center were discovered at HUC-JIR’s excavations and at others in Israel spanning the 2nd to 1st millennia BCE. The Center’s visual displays and artifacts provide students with a window into the multi-cultural world of antiquity. Visitors will learn how archaeologists identify and date pottery by its features and where it is found. The evolution of the alphabet and the significant periods and events of ancient history are also featured.

Founded in 2001 by a gift from Dr. Ira and Judy Gall