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I. General – II. Biblical Archaeology – III. Christian Archaeology

I. General

In an earlier period, the term “archaeology” referred primarily to Greco-Roman antiquity, above all to works of art. Today, archaeology embraces all scientific efforts to derive information from the material remains of ancient civilizations in an attempt to understand them. For periods with written records, archaeology supplements the conte…

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Nissen, Hans J., Hübner, Ulrich and Koch, Guntram, “Archaeology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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