Archaeology and first century Palestine social history site
The "Cave of Letters" and especially the scrolls provide fascinating insight into life in first century Palestine. Bringing Jesus' world into focus with greater depth of information. An American PBS site
provides a fine introduction to the Cave's discovery, the scrolls themselves, and background on the archaeological techniques, as well as a discussion of the social history of first century Palestine.
The site is quite image and multimedia intensive, so can load slowly over dialup connections, but is worth the wait! The interactive scroll with translation is fun and the links informative. There is a teacher's guide
, but it is primarily aimed at school age students.
Thanks to Mirabilis.ca for pointing me to this too!
I see that there is also a site on New Kingdom Egypt
, that would be even more relevant for Hebrew Bible students, I must explore that too, but first back to the marking