To Whom It May Concern
- Physical Address:
- Rheebokskloof Road
- South Africa
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: http://www.salemgarden.co.za
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.salembiblicalgarden
- Tel: 021-559 2958
- Reg No: 1980/007116/07
- GPS: -33.677240, 18.919827
Date: 23 October 2019
For many years I’ve worked as an archaeologist excavating in the most prominent archaeological sites during the periods of Joshua’s Conquest in the Land of Israel. It is my dream to create an open air archaeological museum on the African continent (Cape Town) that will surely be a world class facility to all international guest. The goal of the open-air archaeological museum is to educate people concerning the history and culture of biblical times. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the artifacts from 2400 B.C.E to the Roman Era. The various strata in the dig will reflect the different periods in Israel’s history, with replicas of pots, shards, ancient dye vat, bee hives, coins etc., plus many items that reflect Israel’s history in the land. The museum also demonstrate to visitors the kind of work that archaeologists do in Israel. They spend their days studying artefacts and trying to piece the past together.
The experience of archaeology is a living biblical, historical museum that takes you back 5000 miles away and 4000 years back in time to the land of the Bible. In May 2017, I’ve started developing the open-air archaeological museum at my own expense and thus not able to continue without the help of donors to complete the project. I am hoping to raise R500 000 for the entire project but will be happy to raise the first R100 000 to get the project started. At present we buy good second hand building materials from private owners and other times people donate materials from their generous hearts to complete the project.
In truth, this project is not connected to any particular church as such, and thus need not to be looked at as a threat by any possible or proposed future participating church, assembly groups or any other church organizations. Some photos of the preliminary work which has already started are attached for your perusal. You are welcome to view our Facebook page Salem Biblical Garden to see some of the photos of the biblical garden in Paarl. This letter also serves as an invitation to any prospective Church, Believers, or any other secular body to make whatever form of “love gift”, offering or seed planting possible towards this new and exciting project.
And lastly, I am also the world first deaf-blind person to be qualified as a Biblical archaeologist working in Israel (now retired). Currently I am hard of hearing and visually impaired. I dearly would like to contribute a lot to the community in Cape Town about the exciting adventure of archaeology and inspire many young generations to take up this wonderful opportunity into the world of the bible.
Chief Curator of Biblical Archaeology
Author of Book: Perseverance - Living With Usher Syndrome
Author of Periodical Journal: EARLY ISRAELITES IN CANAAN: Archaeological and historiographical perspectives, The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Third Temple & The Archaeological Handbook.