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BASONOVA is a non-sectarian society open to anyone who has an interest in biblical-era archaeology or the history of ancient times.  During Covid we met exclusively by Zoom. We are now returning to meeting in-person at a variety of local Northern Virginia ethnic restaurants. Sharing group tables, we break bread with interesting people from all walks of life. We call ourselves a society because there is an important social aspect to our organization, which recently began its third decade.

Join us to listen to well-informed scholars and field archaeologists. Many of these lecturers have international reputations and educate us for an hour with richly illustrated images of their work.

Since the pandemic, we joined with our sister group in Maryland, BAF, to host a long season of twice-monthly virtual Zoom lectures. BASONOVA began in 1994 as an unofficial offshoot of Hershel Shanks' Biblical Archaeology Society and has grown to become a popular destination to meet a wide range of warm and thoughtful people interested in the biblical history and archaeology of ancient times.

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~ Don
Board Member

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