The Antika Pottery Kits were designed by Arik Pelzig (potter son of the famous Israeli sculptor Perli Pelzig) in order to teach Israeli children about the ancient history of their land in a fun and hands-on way. Each piece of pottery is perfectly unique, handmade by professional potters in Hebron as replicas of authentic pieces discovered in archaeological digs around the Holy Land, then... well, broken! After all, that is how the archaeologists discover them: as mysterious, 3-dimensional puzzles.
Each kit contains the "potsherds"- archaeological jargon for the broken shards of a pot- plus all the archaeologist's tools you and your child will need to reconstruct your ancient Holy Land pot (as well as complete instructions, of course). From the moment your child begins digging for his own potsherds, he'll be using the methods used by real archaeologists to discover the history and way of life of the many peoples who resided in the Holy Land. Active learning is the best learning... and the most fun!
Also included are informational scrolls (English & Hebrew) that describe the beginnings of ancient pottery as well as what archaeologists learned from your own piece of pottery: the location in which the original pot was discovered, the history and culture of the people who used it, and the pot's original function. The Bible Land Shop offers you six different pots to choose from (each with its own "museum display card"- for your private museum, of course) originating from the period even before the Flood, through the time of the Patriarchs, right up into the life of Jesus. Click on each pot to find out more about its history and usage.
Want to start your own Ancient Holy Land Museum? it's a great idea! If you're considering purchasing three or more pots, we offer you a 10% discount on your total order of Antika Pottery Kits.
Want to order for a school, church, or synagogue group ? Please contact me for a special discount for educational and religious institutions.