Back in the Spring of 2014, I was fortunate enough to receive an invitation from Prof. Christopher Rollston, now of the George Washington University, to travel to Tel Aviv and apply Reflectance Transformation Imaging (= RTI, a pretty slick technology that aids in studying inscriptions, check out my article with Heather Dana Davis Parker on RTI here!) to a handful of Iron Age inscriptions at the Israel Museum. I also got to demo RTI for Prof. Rollston’s “Ancient Inscriptions” course at TAU. That week of photography and lecturing produced some great images and experiences. I’m really pleased now to be able to show off some of that work. Thanks to that trip and our photography at the Israel Museum, we were able to get some really great photos of the Qubur al-Walaydah Bowl (among a handful of other pretty great inscriptions!). My write up of the Bowl is set to appear in the Bulletin for the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR) 377. Here’s the PDF of the article!
The images should be available on Inscriptifact some time in the near future, so be sure to check those out as well. I hope that once the images are up on Inscriptifact, you all will find them helpful. If anyone decides to use them for teaching or research please let me know!
And a few small technicalities:
I retain the copyright on the images of the inscription as they appear in the article and on Inscriptifact. BASOR holds the copyright for my article:
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