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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.

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Ancient Egypt and the Nile

14 days | Starting at: $5,897
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022

Featuring Abu Simbel
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Classical Greece

14 days | Starting at: $6,992
May 3, 2022 - May 16, 2022
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Italy’s Apulia

9 days | Starting at: $4,190
Oct 5, 2022 - Oct 13, 2022

A One-Week Stay in Polignano a Mare
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