Biblical-Archaeological Collection

The collection of the Biblical-Archaeological Institute was established in 1960 when the institute was founded. It includes about 430 objects, mainly ancient ceramic vessels (picture), besides coins, seals, and models. The objects range from the Early Bronze Age (from 3500 BC) to Late Antiquity. Several showcases present the thematically arranged objects. Besides offering insights into the life of the Israelites of the 1st millennium B.C., the development of oil lamps is illustrated by way of example.

Only a small part of the collection is open to the public.

To the collection in the eMuseum (selection)

Highlights of the Collection

Oil lamp, 300-100 BC
Small jug, 1500-1200 BC
Storage jug, 2400-2000 BC

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Prof. Dr. Jens Kamlah
Tel: 07071-2972879

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Biblical-Archaeological Collection | Biblical-Archaeological Institute
Liebermeisterstraße 14
72076 Tübingen