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The resources in this section of the website were developed for elementary, middle, and high-school teachers. These materials can be used to supplement and enhance class' ongoing studies in ancient civilization and archaeology.

What is Archaeology?

To understand the significance of archaeology and studying artifacts, it is important to understand their political, historical and social context.

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This section offers ideas for exploring ancient civilizations through art and artifacts by highlighting nine unique objects from The Jewish Museum's extensive collection.

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Archaeology Activities

Each activity is connected to an artifact and relates to specific academic disciplines, themes, and grades.

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The works of art and artifacts featured on this site have been grouped into four themes:

Daily Life in Ancient Israel
Ancient Cities and States
Trade in the Ancient World

Map and Timeline

Additional resources relating to Archaeology are provided here.


Resources & Glossary

A list of terms and definitions relating to art and Archaeology along with further educational resources.