Bringing Ancient History To Life

About Explorations In Antiquity

The Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, Georgia helps people encounter the ancient biblical world through its history and culture.  Through authentic archaeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, daily life artifacts in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life comes back to life today.

Experience ancient biblical life and times as you:

  • Step back into time as you sit in an authentic goat hair tent like the nomadic shepherds have lived in for thousands of years.
  • See tombs like those in which Abraham and Jesus were buried and catacombs like those early Christians used for worship.
  • Visit a village and city gate area to see what life was like 2000 years ago.
  • Dine with the ancients as you share a Passover Meal much like that which Jesus ate at the Last Supper.
  • Enter the Time Tunnel and learn about the worship practices of pagans, Jews, and Christians from 2500 BCE to 500 CE by exploring replicas of excavated houses of worship from Israel.
  • Sit in the new Roman Theater, still under construction, based on ancient theaters around the Roman world.
  • See 250 ancient artifacts in real-life settings in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery.

These opportunities and so many more wait for you at the Explorations in Antiquity Center! We hope that your visit to our web site will be the first step towards your journey to visit us in person.

Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery
—Now Open—

new tetament house– New Testament House—one of 10 exhibit areas

Explorations in Antiquity is proud to announce the opening of the NEW Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery! We are one of only 7 museums worldwide, the fourth in the US, and the only museum in the Southeast to have a long-term collection of artifacts from the Israel Antiquities Authority.  These artifacts are from the National Treasures of Israel.

Photos of the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery

See 250 artifacts in life-like settings including: Life of the Shepherd, Life of the Farmer, Old Testament Period Tomb, New Testament Period Tomb, Old Testament Period House, Roman Period House, Life of the Fisherman and Ship Disaster exhibit.

Special Grand Opening pricing is available for a limited time.  Only $6 per person, children under 4 free.  Call now to make your reservation!!!

SPECIAL SPRING PROGRAMS

Follow the Cross Walks
March 25–April 19

crucifiction tree/ crossThese guided tours through our authentic archaeological replicas, follow the events of Easter week, from Jesus' entry into Jersualem through the Last Supper, the arrest in Gethsemane, the trials, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.

For more information or to make a reservation,
please call 706-885-0363

The Trials of Jesus
April 18 7:30 PM

Good Friday PosterJoin us for a live talk by Dr. James Fleming about the trials of Jesus. Using scholarly insights and pictures from important archaeological sites, Dr. Fleming will bring new understanding of these important events of Easter Week.

Click here for a downloadable poster.

For more information
or to make a reservation,
please call 706-885-0363

Holy Saturday
April 19 (throughout day)

The stone was roled awayA multimedia program of continuous texts, Easter music, and pictures of archaeological discoveries related to Jesus' last days, will run continually in our Roman stepped theater.

This program is free with normal museum entrance fee.

Click here for a downloadable poster.

For more information or to make a reservation,
please call 706-885-0363

Sunrise Celebration
April 20 @ 6:45–7:30 AM

Easter SunriseA joyful sound and light celebration with pictures, music and actors among the museum's real-life archaeological reconstructions, including a message by Dr. James Fleming titled, "The Road to Emmaus and the Meaning of Resurrection Meals."

This free event takes place outdoors in our Roman stepped theater, beginning in darkness and ending soon after sunrise.

 

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For more information please call 706-885-0363

Holocaust Remembrance
April 27 @ 5:00 PM

HolocaustAs a gesture of Christian sensitivity towards our Jewish sisters and brothers, the EIA museum would like to host our sixth annual gathering on Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

The hour-long service will recall testimony from survivors.  This is a free event.

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For more information please call 706-885-0363

Roman Army Day
May 3 10 AM - 6 PM

The 11th Legion of the Roman Army will invade LaGrange for the fourth year in a row! Learn more about life as a Roman soldier, and an Israeli citizen under Roman rule, during the first centery CE.  There will be several various performances throughout the day including a pay ceremony, an in-ranks inspection, and a trial before a Centurion.  Visitors will also be able to shop in an ancient marketplace, make bread like shepherds and kids will be able to engage in a variety of crafts. 

Roman Soldiers

Click here for a downloadable poster.

For more information or to make a reservation,
please call 706-885-0363

Volunteer at Explorations 

Do you love Biblical history?  Enjoy working in a unique setting?  Become a volunteer at the Explorations in Antiquity Center.  Your skills and time are valuable to us!  No matter your gifts and interests, we have a place for you. 

Volunteers enjoy many benefits including: free admission to Dr. Fleming’s on-site conferences, gift shop discounts, special appreciation events, and more. 

For more information, please call us at 706-885-0363 or email us at contact@explorationsinantiquity.com.

Learning Opportunities
From Dr. James Fleming

INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT JERUSALEM is a new DVD of Dr. Fleming teaching about Second Temple period Jerusalem.  Filmed entirely at the Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, GA, this DVD also includes photographs from some of the original sites in Jerusalem.

This new DVD is presently only available as a premium for donors of $115 or more to the Explorations in Antiquity Center.  The Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum so donations are tax-deductible.

If you would like to donate and receive a copy of this amazing new DVD, you can click the DONATE button on the left side of this page; call the Center at 706-885-0363, or mail a check to P.O. Box 3900, LaGrange, GA 30241.

Also Available

Dr. Fleming's 26-part radio show is now available on CD! Listen as Scott Stephenson interviews Dr. Fleming on a wide range of topics related to Biblical Archaeology.  Each CD contains two 25-minute shows.  Each CD is only $9 (plus s&h), or buy the entire series for only $99 (plus s&h).

For more information, please call 706-885-0363 or email us: biblicalresources@earthlink.net.

Biblical Meal - Artifacts Tour

Ancient Israeli Artifacts Have a Home in West Georgia

Click to see Press Release

GEORGIA Magazine

GEORGIA MAGAZINE article on
Explorations in Antiquity Center

Donations

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