Virtual Visits – Baghdad Museum Online and Ancient Qumran

An Italian team has put the Baghdad National Museum online. This is the same museum that was looted in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion that overthrew Saddam Hussein. A number of its artifacts have since been found or returned. The Virtual Museum lets you explore many of its major finds on your computer screen. The site uses images, text descriptions and video. The format is both visually appealing and informative.

This museum is the home of many of the world’s oldest artifacts. Bible students can explore artifacts from throughout biblical history, with many dating back to Genesis. Since Baghdad is not yet accessible to the average tourist, you can visit the museum from your chair.

HT: Todd Bolen at the BiblePlaces Blog

For those interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls, a virtual reconstruction of Qumran is available online. There are computer-generated images and videos of the reconstructed site and its Dead Sea environment, plus a bibliography of reference materials for the serious student.

HT: Ferrell Jenkins at Ferrell’s Travel Blog


About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister in English and Spanish with the North Terrace Church of Christ and participates annually in archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke also leads tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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2 Responses to Virtual Visits – Baghdad Museum Online and Ancient Qumran

  1. afrankangle says:

    Thanks for the Baghdad link. After viewing the intro … what a wow … thus I had to bookmark the page so I return for more.

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