EDMOND, Okla., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Armstrong International Cultural Foundation announces the world premiere of two of the most significant artifacts ever discovered in Jerusalem. "Seals of Jeremiah's Captors Discovered!" is an archaeological exhibition of nearly three dozen artifacts from Israel's First Temple period in the Armstrong Auditorium beginning January 16, 2012.
Discovered by archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar, the artifacts include two clay seals, called bullae, which were unearthed only a few yards apart. According to their inscriptions, the seals belong to two princes mentioned in Jeremiah 38:1, a chapter that describes the princes' attempt to kill the prophet Jeremiah.
"It's not often that such discoveries happen in which real figures of the past shake off the dust of history and so vividly revive the stories of the Bible," Mazar said.
Edmond's Herbert W. Armstrong College provided support for Mazar's excavations in the City of David and at Solomon's wall.
"We are honored to be involved in Dr. Mazar's work. These tiny artifacts validate Jeremiah's account and provide overwhelming proof of the accuracy of the biblical record," stated college president Stephen Flurry.
Other artifacts including figurines, royal seal impressions, and one of the largest ancient vessels ever found in Jerusalem will be on display.
The exhibition is free and open to the public from January 16, 2012 through October 16, 2012, at Armstrong Auditorium.
For more information call (405) 285-1010 or visit ArmstrongAuditorium.org.
The Edmond-based Armstrong International Cultural Foundation is a non-profit humanitarian organization on the campus of Herbert W. Armstrong College. Both are named after Herbert W. Armstrong, whose Ambassador College entered a 50-50 partnership with Hebrew University and the grandfather of Dr. Eilat Mazar, Dr. Benjamin Mazar, in 1968 to excavate the southern and western walls of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which now form the largest section of the Jerusalem Archaeological Park.
Grand Opening: The Jerusalem Celebration
To mark the grand opening of the exhibit, a special concert will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2012 in Armstrong Auditorium. The Jerusalem Celebration will feature music and artists from Israel: Pianist Orli Shaham, Violinist Itamar Zorman and others. Tickets are on sale for as low as $28. Ticket holders enjoy admission to the exhibit beginning at 1:00 p.m. For tickets call (405) 285-1010 or visit ArmstrongAuditorium.org.
SOURCE Armstrong International Cultural Foundation