Bring your church, community group or schedule a private presentation an opportunity to see approximately 30 artifacts from ancient Israel and Jordan, right here in Eastern Kentucky.

What does it cost?
Churches — There is no charge for the presentation. We only request that you agree to take up an offering to help bring a collection of 200 artifacts from the biblical world for a temporary exhibit in 2017.

Community groups and businesses — The fee is negotiable depending on the circumstances of the presentation.

Private presentations — Host a private dinner party that will literally be historic! Fees begin at $250 with optional activities and presentations to be added.

All donations are tax deductible and 100 percent of the proceeds will be used to fund a larger biblical artifact exhibit visiting Pikeville in 2017.

How do I schedule a presentation?
Email the local exhibit director, Tommy Chamberlin, at or call at (606) 422-5952

A fertility idol from Syria and the Middle Bronze Age.

Juglet from Israel dating to 1300-1200 B.C.

Tile from circa 70 A.D. Jerusalem

What kind of artifacts will be presented?
The collection includes artifacts from the centuries before Abraham, throughout biblical history to the time of Jesus. Some of the highlights include:
  • A cuneiform tablet from the time of Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
  • An idol from the time of the biblical patriarchs
  • Tiles from the Tenth Roman Legion that destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
  • Slingstones from the period of biblical kings (think David and Goliath)
  • A 4,000-year-old stone bowl from a site some experts believe is Sodom
  • Oil lamps from the time of Abraham to the time of Jesus
  • Many more examples of artifacts from the biblical period

The group of the artifacts pictured below include a large early bronze age II vase (dating to 2900-2600 B.C. large red vase in back) Left to right, is an idol from the period of the patriarchs (approximately 1,700 B.C.), a stone bowl from Bab ed-dhra (approximately 4,000 years old from a site some believe to be biblical Sodom - Bab edh-Dhra), an Iron II oil lamp (dating to the 9th century B.C. Israel), a juglet from 1,300-1,200 B.C., a Roman tile from approximately 70 A.D. with letters identifying it from the Tenth Roman Legion that destroyed Jerusalem, a slingstone from the period of the kings of Judah and Israel, a cookpot from a century or so before the time of Christ and a cuneiform tablet from the time of Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar (mentioned in the book of Daniel). This is but a small portion of the items that will be on display in our early presentations.

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