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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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March 18th 2015:The Megiddo Expedition: Archaeology at the real Armageddon

Megiddo is a sight and a site of incredible importance to biblical archaeology. It is located by one of the most important trading and traveling route of the ancient Near East— from ca. 7,000 B.C.E. through to biblical times. Beyond its importance to trade, Megiddo also has the reputation for being the site of the worlds end, Armageddon. This status is related to its being a proverbial hot bed of violence and fighting for centuries. From the Byzantines, Crusaders, and Mongols to Napoleon, the British in World War I and Israelis and Arabs, this site has been the background for a lot of warring

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Dr. Israel Finkelstein

Israel Finkelstein is Professor of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University. He finished his Ph.D. in 1983, taught at the University of Chicago and the Sorbonne and spent research years at Harvard and the Hebrew University. Finkelstein conducted many field projects, among them the excavations at biblical Shiloh and the celebrated site of Megiddo. Finkelstein is the author of many books and about 300 articles. Notable among the books are The Archaeology of the Israelite Settlement (1988), Living on the Fringe (1995), The Bible Unearthed (2001), David and Solomon (2006 – the latter two with Neil Asher Silberman) and The Forgotten Kingdom (2013, won of the Prix Delalande Guérineau, 2014, of
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