Lectures – Forthcoming

MONDAY 29th APRIL 2019
PROF. AMIHAI MAZAR  
THE ANNUAL RICHARD BARNETT MEMORIAL LECTURE
THE EXCAVATIONS AT TEL REHOV AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ISRAEL
IN THE EARLY MONARCHIC PERIOD

6:00 PM – Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Lecture Theatre G6, (Ground Floor)
31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY

Organised jointly with the Institute of Archaeology, UCL

Image courtesy of Prof Ami Mazar – a pottery altar from the 9th century BCE

The excavation at Tel Reḥov in the Beth She’an Valley, northern Israel, yielded rich finds relating to the archaeology of the 10-9th centuries BCE (Iron IIA): exceptional architecture; an open air sanctuary; a unique apiary where bees of Anatolian sub-species were identified; two inscriptions mentioning the name Nimshi, of the family of Jehu, founder of a new dynasty in Israel; seals, amulets and unique cult objects. The status of the city in the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the circumstances of its destruction (probably by Hazael King of Damascus) will be questioned.

Amihai Mazar is Emeritus Professor in the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University. He directed archaeological excavations at Tel Qasile, Tel Batash (biblical Timnah), Tel Beth Shean, Tel Rehov and various smaller scale sites. He is the author of Archaeology of the Land of the Bible (New York 1990); and of many archaeological reports and research papers. Laureate of the Israel Prize for archaeological research, 2009, and a member of The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

All welcome. Admission free. No ticket required. Enquiries 020 8349 5754


THURSDAY 9th MAY 2019
PROF. JONATHAN PRICE  
(Tel Aviv University)
REVISITING BETH SHE’ARIM: LOCALS, FOREIGNERS, POETS AND RABBIS

6:00 PM – King’s College London
Nash Lecture Theatre (Room K2.31)
Strand Building
London WC2R 2LS

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WEDNESDAY 12th JUNE 2019 (AGM Lecture)
The Society’s AGM commences at 5.00pm preceding the lecture

PROF. DR JÜRGEN K. ZANGENBERG  
(Leiden University)
TABLE, SEAT AND PLATFORM, DISCOVERIES IN THE ROMAN-BYZANTINE SYNAGOGUE
AT HORVAT KUR (GALILEE)

6:00 PM – Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Lecture Theatre G6, (Ground Floor)
31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY

Organised jointly with the Institute of Archaeology, UCL