After the Flood, those that were preserved on the Ark began to multiply and in time new civilizations were founded. This period represents the great empires of Sumer, Akkad, Babylon, Egypt and Canaan that dominated the ancient Near East before the time of the Israelites.
The archaeological periods that represent this time are the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze ages and the artifacts on exhibit are from these time periods when pottery was made largely without the use of a wheel and often decorated with stripes or geometric designs or a burnished red slip.
On display is a wide variety of vessels used in daily life while larger ledge-handled jars from the Early Bronze age are exhibited in separate cases throughout the museum. Below are just a few items from our exhibit.