Australian Institute of Archaeology
This collection, established in 1954, began as a way of displaying the background and history of the Bible. It includes antiquities from Egypt, Eastern Mediterranean, Levant and Mesopotamia. Collection strengths include Palestinian pottery, Egyptian pottery, Syrian glass, clay tablets, a mummified child, and replicas. The collection was originally displayed in Ancient Times House in Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, but is now in facilities on the perimeter of LaTrobe University.
This collection provides resources for the study of Middle East and religious history.