Explorations in Antiquity Center near Atlanta planning major expansion

The Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, Georgia, has announced plans for a major expansion onto adjacent land. Dr. Jim Fleming, a scholar who has lived and worked in the Bible Lands, founded this museum to “help people experience the ancient biblical world, its history and culture.”

An illustration of the planned expansion is visible here. Check out the “Walkable relief model” (labeled #17) that appears to be a multi-acre physical relief map of the Galilee. For those who have visited the center previously, note that areas 1 through 7 on the linked illustration comprise the current museum. The upcoming expansion will increase the size of the museum area by several times.

I visited the Explorations in Antiquity Center in 2010 with a group of young people from the Tampa area. Our group enjoyed an informative tour of the archeological gardens and filled up on the “biblical meal” for lunch. New exhibits have opened since that time, including a gallery with 250 genuine artifacts on long-term loan from the Israel Antiquities Authority. I am hoping for an opportunity to go back and see the new areas.

This is a must-see for people interested in the ancient biblical world. This museum provides experiences that bring the Bible to life and illuminate the words we read. Go ahead and Like the center’s Facebook page to receive news and updates.

Demonstration of an olive press at the Explorations in Antiquity Center. (Photo by Luke Chandler)

Demonstration of an olive press at the Explorations in Antiquity Center. (Photo by Luke Chandler)

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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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