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I. General – II. Eastern Mediterranean – III. Palestine – IV. Realm of the Early Church

I. General

The development of the discipline of archaeology relates closely to the development of archaeological techniques. Archaeology serves the controlled investigation of the material evidence of past societies.

The fundamental idea of the science of archaeology consists in the fact that ancient objects attain full significance chiefly in t…

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Bernbeck, Reinhard, Hartmut, Mattäus, Hübner, Ulrich and Koch, Guntram, “Excavations”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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