University of Pikeville co-sponsors biblical artifacts exhibit

The exhibit will be on display from January 2017 through the summer. | File photo
The University of Pikeville, city of Pikeville and Community Trust Bank will bring the world-class archaeology exhibit “Khirbet el-Maqatir & a Journey Through Biblical History” to the York House in downtown Pikeville in January.
 
“It’s exciting to be working on a project that one would only expect to see in a large metro area,” University of Pikeville Alumni Association President Tommy Chamberlin, the exhibit’s director, said. “We are so proud to bring artifacts from the ancient world of the Bible to Pikeville. This will be the first time people from Eastern Kentucky will be able to see a museum exhibit of this nature in their home community.”
 
The exhibit will be on display from January 2017 through the summer and feature artifacts from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Phoenicia, Assyria, Babylonia, Sumer, Persia, Cyprus, Asia Minor, Crete, Greece and Italy, spanning the Neolithic period to Medieval times. The artifacts displayed will come from the Dorsey Museum of Biblical Archaeology, the Horn Archaeological Museum and the Khirbet el-Maqatir excavation in Israel.
 
“We are delighted to partner with the University of Pikeville in sharing these fantastic pieces of history with your community,” Dorsey Museum of Biblical Archaeology Curator Sarah Dorsey said of herself and fellow curator Phillip Bollinger. “Our museum is located in the small town of Myerstown in Pennsylvania farm country. As a descendant of the Hatfields, I am particularly pleased to send a number of our biblical artifacts from our small town to yours for this unique exhibit.”

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