Seal impression and the Administration of Judah during the Time of the First Temple
Publication date: Mar 14, 2014 05:15 PM
Start: Mar 31, 2014 06:00 PM
Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Titled ‘Seal impression and the Administration of Judah during the Time of the First Temple’, this lecture will present the results of a technological study of clay bullae from controlled excavations in Jerusalem and elsewhere. These small objects were used to seal papyrus documents, and now offer the only surviving evidence of the rich writing tradition of Iron Age Judah. Determination of their provenance sheds light on the administrative system and the political and economic structure of the kingdom of Judah during its final days. It also has some implications for the authenticity of several landmark bullae which have surfaced in the antiquities market during the last four decades.
- Admission free without ticket
- Please direct any queries to the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society (AIAS) on 020 8349 5754