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Public Lecture: Archaeology of Jerusalem

by klarich — last modified January 05, 2009 01:25 PM

Recent Advancements in the Archaeology of Jerusalem, Professor Ronny Reich, Haifa University and the Israel Antiquities Authority

What Public Lecture
When January 08, 2009
from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Where Royce Hall 314
Contact Name Laura Lliguin
Contact Email
Contact Phone (310) 794-4837
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The Canaanite Water System of Jerusalem

Continued work on the water systems of ancient Jerusalem reveals a new understanding of how the Canaanite inhabitants of Jerusalem managed its primary water source, the Gihon spring. In the first public lecture on this topic, Prof. Reich will describe the enormous efforts invested in cutting the underground tunnels for the water system and in the construction of monumental fortifications intended to protect the water system around the 18th to 17th centuries BCE.

This lecture is the first within a series during Winter Quarter by Professor Reich. Along with Eli Shukron, Reich has co-directed excavations in the oldest part of Jerusalem, known as the city of David, since 1995. He has published numerous articles on Second Temple Period archaeology and Israel and is also known for his co-edited volume on The Architecture of Ancient Israel.


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