In search of the truth

Lycoming College is proud to be one of a handful of small liberal arts institutions in the United States with an archaeology program. Among its features are world-renowned faculty members and dig sites in Idalion, Cyprus and Gezer, Israel.

Lycoming's Archaeology and Culture of the Ancient Near East program began several years ago and has grown to include nearly 50 students today. Through the program, students are given the opportunity to explore the fascinating ancient cultural origins of our civilization.

One of the program's biggest strengths is its multi-disciplinary approach, with classes taught by experts in the fields of history, religion, philosophy, anthropology, art and ancient languages such as Hebrew, Greek and Latin.

A vital component of the major is the opportunity for students to participate in fieldwork at an archaeological excavation, conducted under the supervision of leading Near Eastern archaeologists.

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