Space Archaeologist

With Sarah Parcak

Technology continues to improve the tools available to archaeologists to investigate the ancient world. When Google Earth meets Indiana Jones you have the kind of work that Sarah Parcak has become known for. Sarah Parcak is a professor of Anthropology and director of the Laboratory for Global Observation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the winner of the 2016 Ted Prize, which is worth $1 million. In this program, Sarah talks about what exactly she has been working on as a space archaeologist, and what she wants to do with the Ted Prize.

tags: Egyptology Satellite images

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The Heights of David and Khirbet Qeiyafa

With Clyde Billington

Professor Clyde Billington, my co-editor on ARTIFAX magazine, has an article in the latest issue taking another look at Khirbet Qeiyafa. This is a site we’ve discussed a number of times because of its role reframing the debate over David and Solomon and the early Iron Age in Israel. Professor Billington draws a possible connection between Khirbet Qeiyafa and the Karnak inscription of Pharaoh Shoshenq.

tags: Khirbet Qeiyafa David and Solomon Egyptology Karnak inscription Shoshenq

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Treasures from Bible Times

With Prof. Alan Millard

This week’s program features another interview from our archives: our guest is professor Alan Millard, emeritus professor in the School of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. The interview was conducted 25 years ago and the topic was: Solomon’s gold – a test case for Biblical Archaeology.

tags: Egypt Gold Solomon Alan Millard

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