Replicas Mirror Ancient Times

The highlight of any visit to The Explorations in Antiquity Center is a walk through the archaeological garden where full-scale replicas of structures relevant to daily life in Biblical times bring history to life.

These flawlessly detailed reproductions owe their authenticity to painstaking supervision by Dr. James Fleming, a member of the Advisory Board for Biblical Archaeological Review for more than 30 years and a lifelong guide and teacher of biblical archaeology. Among his academic endeavors, Dr. Fleming has served as professor of archaeology and biblical geography at the Ecumenical Institute for Advanced Theological Studies and has lectured at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem where, since 1973, he has lived and learned.

As you tour the life of the shepherd, the life of the farmer, and the life of the village exhibits, you will discover many secrets of ancient lands through the following biblical replicas, which are amazing in their authenticity.

Full-Size First Century Replica Garden Please use our interactive map to learn more about our archaeological reconstructions.  Just hover your cursor over any of the numbers and then click for photographs and descriptions.

Future plans for The Explorations in Antiquity Center call for constructing a relief map of Israel large enough to walk on, a football-field-sized Sea of Galilee-shaped pond, a parables of Jesus walk area, and a Roman village.

Entrance fee to tour the Archaeological Garden is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-12.