Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Archaeology Book

The Archaeology Book

Written by David Brown
Published at MasterBooks

About the book
Developed with three educational levels in mind, The Archaeology Book takes you on an exciting exploration of history and ancient cultures. You’ll learn both the techniques of the archaeologist and the accounts of some of the richest discoveries of the Middle East that demonstrate the accuracy and historicity of the Bible.

In The Archaeology Book you will unearth:

• How archaeologists know what life was like in the past
• Why broken pottery can tell more than gold or treasure can
• Some of the difficulties in dating ancient artifacts
• How the brilliance of ancient cultures demonstrates God’s creation
• History of ancient cultures, including the Hittites, Babylonians, and Egyptians
• The early development of the alphabet and its impact on discovery
• The numerous archaeological finds that confirm biblical history
• Why the Dead Sea scrolls are considered such a vital breakthrough

Filled with vivid full-color photos, detailed drawings, and maps, you will have access to some of the greatest biblical mysteries ever uncovered. With the enhanced educational format of this book and the unique color-coded, multi-age design, it allows the ease of teaching the fundamentals of archaeology through complex insights to three distinct grade levels.

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My Thoughts
I love archaeology. I find it interesting and captivating. It tells us more about the past and how people lived then. I like it so much that when the Archaeological Bible came out a couple of years ago, I had to have it. Nothing is more interesting to me that discovering the links between the Bible and the past. Anyhow, when I received this book I didn’t know what to expect and I was surprised by the quality of the book.

The book is divided in three levels of reading. Level one is the yellow sections and is perfect for grades 5 and 6 students. Honestly, I think my oldest son who will be in grade 4 next year is able to read and understand this level. Level two is composed of all the gray areas in the book and is specifically for students in grades 7 or 8. Finally, level three which requires more reading from the students of grades 9 to 11 is the white sections in the book.

The author is presenting what is archaeology and the biblical discoveries from simple terms to more complicated terms depending of the age group of the reader. You will travel to the land of Egypt, discover the Hittites, uncover Ur of the Chaldees, Assyria and Babylon, travel to Persion and Petra, get to know the Phoenicians, unravel the Dead Sea scrolls and finally explore Israel.

You will read about the beginning of the alphabet, the origin of paper, the cedars of Babylon, Queen Esther, evidence of the global flood and much more. This book is packed with information about the past and history. It is a great addition to your homeschool library!

The text is very informative and helps the reader to picture life during the biblical times. The pictures that are included in this book are absolutely stunning. Sometimes you will have pictures of discoveries made but you will also have marvelous pictures of Petra which caught the interest of my 8 year old son while we were at physiotherapy for me. When he realized that everything was made in the rocks, he was impressed.

What I particularly like about this book is that the book will become one that we can grow our knowledge on it. Nothing can stop us to use this book one year put it aside for a year or so and then take it out again and discover once again the world of archaeology but with more details this time. This can be done at least three times for each student. Having four kids in my family, you can imagine how long this book will be used. *grin* I like this idea of having multiple ages/grades that can use the same book. And this book can easily be used with any history curriculum that covers the biblical events. I am planning to use it with our Mystery of History lessons.

This review was possible because I received a copy of The Archaeology Book from MasterBooks.

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