Bringing Ancient History To Life

About Explorations In Antiquity

The Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, Georgia helps people encounter the ancient biblical world through its history and culture.  Through authentic archaeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, daily life artifacts in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life comes back to life today.

Experience ancient biblical life and times as you:

  • Step back into time as you sit in an authentic goat hair tent like the nomadic shepherds have lived in for thousands of years.
  • See tombs like those in which Abraham and Jesus were buried and catacombs like those early Christians used for worship.
  • Visit a village and city gate area to see what life was like 2000 years ago.
  • Dine with the ancients as you share a Passover Meal much like that which Jesus ate at the Last Supper.
  • Enter the Time Tunnel and learn about the worship practices of pagans, Jews, and Christians from 2500 BCE to 500 CE by exploring replicas of excavated houses of worship from Israel.
  • Sit in the new Roman Theater, still under construction, based on ancient theaters around the Roman world.
  • See 250 ancient artifacts in real-life settings in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery.

These opportunities and so many more wait for you at the Explorations in Antiquity Center! We hope that your visit to our web site will be the first step towards your journey to visit us in person.

Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery
—Now Open—

new tetament house– New Testament House—one of 10 exhibit areas

Explorations in Antiquity is proud to announce the opening of the NEW Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery! We are one of only 7 museums worldwide, the fourth in the US, and the only museum in the Southeast to have a long-term collection of artifacts from the Israel Antiquities Authority. These artifacts are from the National Treasures of Israel.

Photos of the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery

See 250 artifacts in life-like settings including: Life of the Shepherd, Life of the Farmer, Old Testament Period Tomb, New Testament Period Tomb, Old Testament Period House, Roman Period House, Life of the Fisherman and Ship Disaster exhibit.

Special Grand Opening pricing is available for a limited time.  Only $6 per person, children under 4 free.  Call now to make your reservation!!!

Special Fall and Winter Programs

 

Fall Conference  

November 3-5, 2014

Join Dr. James Fleming for an enlightening discussion of some of the most important, recent archaeological discoveries that relate to the Bible.  In addition to multimedia lectures including new some exciting new discoveries, he will illustrate some of his scholarship with close-up viewing of the artifacts in our new Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery.

Topics include: Accurate Ways to Relate Archaeology to the Bible, Ancient Tablet Libraries Illuminating the Bible, Exciting Tomb Disoveries from Biblical Times, New Discoveries at the Herodian, and much more. 

 

This three-day conference is only $75.  Seating is limited so please contact our office at 706-885-0363 to register now!

 

Follow the Shepherds Walks
December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 24

Join us for our annual Follow the Shepherds walks which follow the story of the Nativity from Nazareth to Bethlehem and beyond.  These enlightening tours discuss many of the aspects of the Christmas Story including the journey to Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus, the visit of the Magi and even the escape to Egypt.  Walks are scheduled nightly at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45 and 8:15 PM.

Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-12 and INCLUDES ADMISSION to the Sound and Light Show. For more information and to make a reservation please call 706-885-0363.

 

 

Christmas Sound and Light Show

"King Herod and King Jesus"

 

December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 24 

     7:30 PM Nightly

 

THIS MULTIMEDIA SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW WILL CONTRAST THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WORLD OF KING HEROD AND THE CHARACTER OF THE REIGN OF KING JESUS AS UNDERSTOOD BY HIS EARLY FOLLOWERS.  THIS SHOW WILL FEATURE THE RECENTLY DISCOVERED TOMB OF HEROD.

 

COST IS ONLY $10 FOR ADULTS AND $6 FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-12 AND INCLUDES A "FOLLOW THE SHEPHERDS" WALK AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO MAKE A RESERVATION, PLEASE CALL 706-885-0363.

 

Volunteer at Explorations 

Do you love Biblical history?  Enjoy working in a unique setting?  Become a volunteer at the Explorations in Antiquity Center.  Your skills and time are valuable to us!  No matter your gifts and interests, we have a place for you. 

Volunteers enjoy many benefits including: free admission to Dr. Fleming’s on-site conferences, gift shop discounts, special appreciation events, and more. 

For more information, please call us at 706-885-0363 or email us at contact@explorationsinantiquity.com.

 

Learning Opportunities
From Dr. James Fleming

INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT JERUSALEM is a new DVD of Dr. Fleming teaching about Second Temple period Jerusalem.  Filmed entirely at the Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, GA, this DVD also includes photographs from some of the original sites in Jerusalem.

This new DVD is presently only available as a premium for donors of $115 or more to the Explorations in Antiquity Center.  The Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum so donations are tax-deductible.

If you would like to donate and receive a copy of this amazing new DVD, you can click the DONATE button on the left side of this page; call the Center at 706-885-0363, or mail a check to P.O. Box 3900, LaGrange, GA 30241.

Also Available

Dr. Fleming's 26-part radio show is now available on CD! Listen as Scott Stephenson interviews Dr. Fleming on a wide range of topics related to Biblical Archaeology.  Each CD contains two 25-minute shows.  Each CD is only $9 (plus s&h), or buy the entire series for only $99 (plus s&h).

For more information, please call 706-885-0363 or email us: biblicalresources@earthlink.net.

Biblical Meal - Artifacts Tour

Ancient Israeli Artifacts Have a Home in West Georgia

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GEORGIA Magazine

GEORGIA MAGAZINE article on
Explorations in Antiquity Center

Donations

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