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Abingdon Glebe hosts Dig History Day Camp

Students from as far away as Ohio and interns from New Jersey gathered June 27-29 at St. James Anglican Church located at the historic Abingdon Glebe, Gloucester, to participate in the fifth summer of the Dig History Archaeology Day Camp.

According to Kevin Sweeney, vicar of St. James, students learned about the relatively-recent archaeological discovery of the city of Nineveh, which is modern-day Mosul, Iraq. “Carved in stone in this city are pictograms depicting a person inside the baody of a fish and references to a man named Jonah,” Sweeney said. “There is also evidence that King Adad-Nirari III of Nineveh, who might have been king at Jonah’s time, introduced remarkable reforms to the kingdom, possibly after receiving Jonah’s message.”

After a lesson on archaeological discoveries, the children learned about the history of the Abingdon Glebe, Sweeney said. Meanwhile, they learned archaeological techniques by doing hands-on archaeology. “Th...

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