"There is Something New Under the Sun": Recent Discoveries from the Excavations at MASADA
The Theology department welcomes speaker, Dr. Guy Stiebel, Dept. of Archaeology and ANE Cultures Head, MASADA Expedition Tel Aviv University.
The celebrated site of MASADA, the first Israeli site to qualify for the UNESCO World Heritage List (2001), is situated in one of the most dramatic settings, just off the western shores of the Dead Sea. MASADA has functioned as an arena for a range of histories, such as the activity of Herod the Great (who built the extravagant palatial fortress), and as the location of the very last stronghold of Jewish rebels during the First Jewish War against the Romans. In 2017, archaeologists led by Dr. Guy Stiebel returned to unearth MASADA’s hidden secrets and reveal the scars of its historical memory…
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Fulton Hall, Room 511
Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA