Biblical archaeology involves the recovery and scientific investigation of the material remains of past cultures that can illuminate the periods and descriptions in the Bible, be they from the Old Testament (Tanakh) or from the New Testament, as well as the history and cosmogony of the Judeo-Christian religions. The principal location of interest is what is known in the relevant religions as the Holy Land, which from a Western perspective is also called the Middle East. In contrast, the archaeology of the ancient Middle East simply deals with the Ancient Near East, or Middle East, without giving any especial consideration to whether its discoveries have any relationship with the Bible.
Suitable for all ages and family friendly. . A genuine excavation site. An excellent educational experience combined with an Indiana Jones style adventure - not to be missed! Bet Guvrin has been associated with the Book of Maccabees, which includes an account of Jeremiah the Prophet hiding the lost Ark.