ASOR Archive Photo of the Month

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July 2017


May 2017

A haircut in the field at Tell Beit Mirsim, c.1935. Nelson Glueck Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives


April 2017

“Jerusalem, Tomb of David on Mount Zion,” 1875. American Palestine Exploration Society Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives


March 2017

“Beit Ras, Jordan,” c. 1943. Nelson Glueck Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives.


February 2017

"Excavation at Beth El." 1934. ASOR Glass Plate Negative Collection. ASOR Archives.

“Excavation at Beth El.” 1934. ASOR Glass Plate Negative Collection. ASOR Archives.


January 2017

"Group from the École Biblique on top of Nabataean temple, Dat Ras, October 20, 1953." Leo Boer Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives.

“Group from the École Biblique on top of Nabataean temple, Dat Ras, October 20, 1953.” Leo Boer Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives.


December 2016

"Jerusalem, Jaffa Gate, 1875" American Palestine Exploration Society Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives.

“Jerusalem, Jaffa Gate, 1875” American Palestine Exploration Society Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives.


November 2016

"Elevated view of Nippur Excavation," c. 1900. Nippur Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives

“Elevated view of Nippur Excavation,” c. 1900. Nippur Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives


October 2016

"Tents at Beit Mirsim," c. 1924. Nelson Glueck Photo Collection, ASOR Archives

“Tents at Beit Mirsim,” c. 1924. Nelson Glueck Photo Collection, ASOR Archives


September 2016

"Local men taking a tea break at Beth Zur." c.1925. Nelson Glueck Photo Collection, ASOR Archives

“Local men taking a tea break at Beth Zur.” c.1925. Nelson Glueck Photo Collection, ASOR Archives


August 2016

American Palestine Exploration Society Photograph Collection, "Damascus, Khan As'ad Pasha al-Azem, Portal," 1875. ASOR Archives

American Palestine Exploration Society Photograph Collection, “Damascus, Khan As’ad Pasha al-Azem, Portal,” 1875. ASOR Archives


July 2016

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June 2016

Western archaeologists and local workers explore the caves at Qumran, shortly after the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (1952, ASOR Archives).

Western archaeologists and local workers explore the caves at Qumran, shortly after the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (1952, ASOR Archives).


May 2016

Nelson Glueck and his wife Helen, with their dog Atarah at the ASOR Jerusalem School sometime between 1936-1939.

Nelson Glueck and his wife Helen, with their dog Atarah at the ASOR Jerusalem School sometime between 1936-1939.


April 2016

Workmen at the excavation of Cave 3, near Khirbet Qumran, 1952. From the ASOR Photograph Collection

Workmen at the excavation of Cave 3, near Khirbet Qumran, 1952.
From the ASOR Photograph Collection


March 2016

Caption: Clarence Fisher, Carl Pape, Helen Glueck, Nelson Glueck, and S.J. Schweig pose behind the goddess sculpture, while Atarah reclines in front.

Caption: Clarence Fisher, Carl Pape, Helen Glueck, Nelson Glueck, and S.J. Schweig pose behind the goddess sculpture, while Atarah reclines in front.


February 2016

Nelson Glueck and a friend play tennis on the Jerusalem School court, Jerusalem, c. 1940. Nelson Glueck Papers

Nelson Glueck and a friend play tennis on the Jerusalem School court, Jerusalem, c. 1940. Nelson Glueck Papers


January 2016

ASOR's Ford Station Wagon field vehicle, c. 1945

ASOR’s Pontiac Station Wagon field vehicle, Beersheba, c. 1945


December 2015

ASOR Jerusalem School fellows, Ascalon, c. 1930

ASOR Jerusalem School fellows, Ascalon, c. 1930


November 2015

Shechem Excavation, circa 1962

Shechem Excavation, circa 1962


October 2015

Pere Milik and Mohamet Muhammud at Qumran caves in 1952, shortly after the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Pere Milik and Mohamet Muhammud at Qumran caves in 1952, shortly after the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. ASOR Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives.


September 2015

A man and a dog (possibly Nelson Glueck and his canine companion, Atarah) inspect a road sign near Mrashshash, 1968. Nelson Glueck Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives

A man and a dog (possibly Nelson Glueck and his canine companion, Atarah) inspect a road sign near Mrashshash, 1968. Nelson Glueck Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives

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