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David Price Williams

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David Price Williams has a degree in Ancient Near Eastern languages and Classical Greek and a doctorate in Near Eastern archaeology and has spent his working life as an East Mediterranean archaeologist. His first overseas field work was in 1969 as a surveyor at the classical site of Knidos in Turkey. He then worked for the Smithsonian Institution before directing his own field research in the same area through the 1970’s. David has designed and lectured on many cruises to Greece, Turkey and the Near East. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an elected life member of the Society for Old Testament Studies.

Upcoming Tours

Cruising the Rivieras of Italy, France, and Spain

9 days | Starting at: $4,995
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020

From Barcelona to Rome Aboard the Le Jacques Cartier
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Ancient Egypt and the Nile

14 days | Starting at: $5,697
Jan 30, 2021 - Feb 12, 2021

Featuring Abu Simbel
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Classical Greece

14 days | Starting at: $6,392
Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
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