A catalogue of selected antiquities that illuminates not only the long history of human activity in the southern Levant but also the long-standing connection between the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the archaeology of that region. The objects high-lighted date from the fourth millennium B.C.E. to the eight century C.E. and also include finds from the university’s excavations at Tel Anafa and Jalame. With contributions by Andrea Berlin, Jane Biers, J. J. Dobbins, Steven J. Friesen, Benton Kidd, Albert Leonard, Jr., Kate MacKay, Gloria S. Merker, Patricia V. Podzorski, Marcus L. Rautman, Kathleen Warner Slane, James Terry and Saul S. Weinberg. Introduction by Sharon C. Herbert. 226 pages, hardcover, over 200 b&w illustrations, 17 color.
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"I still remember the feeling of awe and disbelief when I was alone and walked in the room with those casts." --Ruth Tofle, chair of architecture, winner of the 2013 distinguished faculty award from the MU Alumni Association