I have always had a fascination for the ancient world and the archaeology
that brought much of it to light. As a young boy growing up in the
New York area, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was a virtual alternate
home, a cathedral of wonder, and a time machine to another world.
The antiquities of Sumer, Egypt, Greece and Rome were spellbinding
and incited a life-long interest in archaeology.
As a history major at Ursinus College, with a minor in classics,
I had the opportunity to do my undergraduate thesis at the Museum
of the University of Pennsylvania on the Royal Tomb of Gordium in
Anatolia which gave me a window into the Hittite culture. Having
studied Latin and Greek, my real interest, however, was the Greco-Roman
world. I was grateful for the many visits to Italy and Greece to
study these civilizations first hand and to visit many archaeological
My education at Lancaster Theological Seminary
opened another dimension of interest in Biblical archaeology which
I was able to pursue by participating in two digs in the Jerusalem
area—The City of
David and Ein Yael.
This section contains a narrative of the work at these two sites.
Some of the material is excerpted from articles that I prepared for
the Conference Courier of the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference (1985),
and the Ursinus Bulletin (1991). The photos are from these two sites,
as well as Biblical sites in Israel.
At a later time I will add photos and descriptions of visits to
archaeological sites in Rome, Pompeii, Paestum, Athens, Delphi, Corinth,
Ephesus, Artemiseum, and Egypt, as well as Celtic sites in Scotland