Digging Up the Past

Chapter 1 - Land of the Pyramids


Welcome to the internet version of David Down's popular bible study course – Digging Up the Past. This is the first series of three archaeological courses by David Down. You cannot do Digging Deeper or Digging Up the Future without completing this introductory archaeological course. Digging Up the Past is interactive and flexible, allowing you to work at your own pace.


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  • Journey with us back centuries in time as we encounter the first archaeological discoveries in Egypt and uncover the mysteries of the great Pyramids.
  • Marvel at the Biblical story of the Exodus and examine  any parallel evidence from historical sources.
  • These Bible Study Guides have questions at the end to reinforce your knowledge.