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12/01/05 4:28 pm Age: 10 yrs

Archaeology exhibit opens in FAC

By: Kristi Spurgeon

"Daily Life and Death in Ancient Jordan" unveiled

Take a tour of life 3,000 years ago as Walla Walla College hosts an archaeology exhibit Dec. 4, 6-8, and 10-14 from 6-8 p.m., in the Clyde and Mary Harris Gallery.

The exhibit, “Daily Life and Death in Ancient Jordan,” will feature objects currently held at the WWC Archaeology Lab, which were discovered during excavations of Tall al- ‘Umayri, an ancient Jordanian city.

The objects on display will reflect daily life and death in the ancient city, including a large selection of cooking goods and religious artifacts, many of those from a temple unearthed during the most recent excavation. Objects involving warfare, the textile industry, cosmetics, jewelry, coins, and seals will also be included.

The exhibit opens to the public Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by WWC and the Madaba Plains Project- ‘Umayri. The Madaba Plains Project is an excavation site of international acclaim at the northern edge of central Jordan. Since it began in 1984, the ‘Umayri dig has undergone ten seasons of excavation and analysis. Those investigations have uncovered a rural village and burial grounds from the Early Bronze Age, a fortified city from the Middle and Late Bronze Age, an Early Iron Age rural village, and an Ammonite citadel.

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