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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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August 24th 2016:Apocrypha Archaeology: Decoding the walls of Huqoq

As excavators carefully brushed away the dirt, the eyes of Alexander the Great stared back at them unblinking. For many archaeologists it would have been the find of a lifetime, but by 2015 Dr. Jodi Magness and her team were used to finding unexpected. Since 2012 their team has returned to the site of Huqoq, unearthing an unexpected cultural fusion of Biblical and Classical figures and stories. Most surprising has been the finds at the heart of the site’s spiritual center. Excavations in the synagogue have revealed a number of stunning mosaics that extraordinarily depict mythical and histori

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Dr. Jodi Magness

Jodi Magness received her B.A. in Archaeology and History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. Shecurrently holds a senior distinguished chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the UNC at Chapel Hill. Magness has published dozens of articles in journals and edited volumes as well as several prize-winning books. Her research interests include ancient pottery, ancient synagogues, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Roman army in the East. She has participated on 20 different excavations in Israel and Greece, and since 2011, has directed excavations at Huqoq in Galilee. As a leading scholar, Ma
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