Beit Avi Chai venue

Beit Avi Chai

Caution, Excavations! at 07.04.2014, 20:00

Beit Avi Chai EVENTS - 15


Monday apr 7th

CAUTION, EXCAVATIONS! About the Connection between Archaeology, History and Israeli Identity

Archaeology has always been more than just science in the Holy Land. Alongside historical curiosity, excavations have served as a fertile ground for intense debate about identity, culture and the historical connection between the people and the land.


First session: Pre-Zionist Archaeology

Monday, Mar 10, 8:00 PM

About Israeli excavations prior to the foundation of the State: What were they looking for here, and what did they find?


Prof. Yosef Aviram, Senior Archaeologist and Head of the Israel Exploration Society

Dr Nirit Shalev-Khalifa, Yad Ben Zvi

Organizer and facilitator: Reporter Nir Hasson



Second Session Second session: Enough of the Occupation?

Monday, Mar 17, 8:00 PM

Was there really a People of Israel who captured the Land of Canaan in the 12th and 13th centuries BCE?


Prof Adam Zertal, Department of Archaeology of the Land of Israel and the Ancient Near East, Haifa University

Prof Ze'ev Herzog, Department of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University

Dr Nili Wazana, Department of the History of the People of Israel and Contemporary Judaism the Hebrew University


Third session: Masada Will Not Fall Again

Monday, Mar 24, 8:00 PM

The archaeological myths founded during the early years of the State: Masada, the Dead Sea Scrolls and about being Israeli. 


Dr Pnina Shor, Curator and Manager of the Judea Desert Scrolls Enterprise, The Antiquities Authority

Prof. Nachman Ben Yehuda, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Hebrew University

Prof. Gideon Foerster, Department of Archaeology and the Ancient Near East, the Hebrew University



Fourth session: Was It or Wasn’t It?

Monday, Mar 31, 8:00 PM

On the heated debate about the existence of King David and King Solomon's Kingdoms – was there a united kingdom at all?


Prof. Yossi Garfinkel, Department of Archaeology and the Ancient Near East, the Hebrew University

Prof Aharon Meir, Department for the Land of Israel and Archaeology Studies, Bar Ilan University


Fifth session: Jerusalem Excavations

Monday, Apr 7, 8:00 PM

What are the archaeologists searching for and finding in the most sensitive place in the world?


Dr Yuval Baruch, Chief Archaeologist of the Jerusalem District, the Antiquities Authority

Dr Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, the Antiquities Authority

Eli Shukrun, Archaeologist and tour guide, the City of David


Price per session: NIS 30, students: NIS 20

Price for the entire series: NIS 120

This is a Hebrew-language only event.


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