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  • Jim West
    http://chattanoogan.com/2012/2/3/218664/Archaeological-Series-Continues-At.aspx The Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Lecture Series continues on Wednesday,
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      The Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Lecture Series continues on
      Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in Lynn Wood Auditorium, Southern
      Adventist University.

      Martin G. Klingbeil, D.Litt., will present "Ancient Near Eastern
      Passports: Two Stamp Seals from Khirbet Qeiyafa
      <http://chattanoogan.com/2012/2/3/218664/Archaeological-Series-Continues-At.aspx>."
      Admission is free.

      Some of the greatest finds discovered in archaeological excavations
      are surprisingly small. Ancient Neat Eastern seals are only about
      the size of a thumbprint but they have been intricately engraved
      with letters and images that can tell us a lot about the
      socio-political, cultural, and, most interestingly, religious
      affiliations of their owners. These objects served as the equivalent
      of modern passports and authenticated not only business transactions
      and political treaties, but also served as important artifacts in
      the cultic sphere of the Ancient Near East. The lecture will provide
      an introduction to the interpretation of seals and focus
      specifically on two seals found at Khirbet Qeiyafa in area D during
      the 2011 season, which have not been published before.

      With thanks to Jack Sasson for the heads up.


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      Jim West, ThD
      Petros, TN



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