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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

Italy’s Apulia: A One-Week Stay in Polignano a Mare

9 days | Starting at: $4,490
Oct 5, 2022 - Oct 13, 2022
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Ancient Egypt and the Nile

14 days | Starting at: $5,495
Multiple Departures

Featuring Abu Simbel
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Southern Italy and Sicily

15 days | Starting at: $6,374
Apr 22, 2023 - May 6, 2023
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Classical Greece

14 days | Starting at: $7,092
Oct 12, 2023 - Oct 25, 2023
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