The Past, Present in Pictures
Photographs of the archaeological sites of biblical places mentioned in a lesson, or artifacts from those sites, bring the past to life. Students will see that these places were as real as the places they see around them now. There are numerous books and World Wide Web sites that feature such photos, which can be easily presented to your students. An image search using the word “Darius” will find you many sites. Ideally, you may have visited a place yourself or a church member may have visited, leading to photos that can be narrated personally.