Sunday, December 9th
Today we visited the Ancient Treasures, the largest collection of Holy Land antiquities to ever hit U.S. soil. See over 350 Biblical artifacts, many dating back to the time of Abraham. Inscriptions over 4000 years old from Abraham's home, the city of Ur. Canaanite lamps and pottery from the time of the Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The ossuary (casket) that many archaeologists think contained the bones of both Simon of Cyrenia, who carried the cross of Jesus, and his son Alexander, also mentioned in the New Testament account of the crucifixion. Lots of cool stuff, and this was a field trip that Jon got to go on with us!