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Jericho: An Ancient City Revealed

Vase excavated from Jericho, with writing overlaid saying

Pioneering archaeologist Dame Kathleen Kenyon (1906-1978) excavated at the site of Ancient Jericho and established it as one of the oldest cities in the world. 

Kenyon was influential in the field of archaeology as a result of her skill and innovation, setting a new standard of practice through her work at Jericho. This exhibition explores the significance of Kenyon’s work, life and death in Ancient Jericho and the importance of the site in archaeological history. 

Jericho: An Ancient City Revealed has been developed with a group of students studying for the MA in Museum and Artefact Studies at Durham University. The exhibition centres on the Oriental Museum’s collection of objects sent to Durham from Kenyon’s excavations at Jericho, which range from the Neolithic to the Iron Age.