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By Shimon Gibson Illustrated by: Photographer Duby Tal 9.5"x13.5" (256 Pages)Publisher: Albatross/Israel Antiquities Authority, 2007
A fascinating and exciting journey into the rich and colorful past of the Land of Israel, spanning thousands of years and every culture, Flights into Biblical Archaeology, is unique. It provides the reader with a set of oblique aerial photographs of exceptional beauty of many of the most important biblical archaeological sites. It also includes pictures of special ancient objects and rare works of art, many that have never before seen the light of day. This book will be appreciated by everyone, including connoisseurs of artistic photography, purveyors of knowledge, students of the Bible and ancient history, as well by travelers to the Holy Land.
Conceived and edited by the well-known and talented photographer Duby Tal, the book is graced with a large number of beautiful aerial pictures that were taken during helicopter trips piloted by Moni Haramati. The accompanying text was written by the noted archaeologist and researcher, Dr Shimon Gibson, a professor of archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Divided into six parts: Prehistoric Beginnings; Emergence of the Israelites; Impact of the Greek and Roman Worlds; The Holy Land: Judaism and Christianity; Islam and the Crusaders; Towards Modern Times. Note: This volume contains quotes from the "New" Testament.