Apologies for not having blogged a while, but I was busy with projects. For those of you who had sad thoughts about my absence, these are unfounded, as this picture shows:
Received an invitation marking the 20th anniversary of the death of Prof. Nahman Avigad to be held on Wednesday February 15th, at the Ben-Zvi Institute, Rehavia, Jerusalem.
Working with Avigad on the restoration of the Cardo and the Herodian Villas in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, I developed a deep appreciation for him. He was a kind person, meticulous in his work and research and willing to share his profound knowledge of archaeology and ancient architecture.
The evening will also mark the publication of the 5th Volume of the Jewish Quarter Excavation final report. This volume contains my contribution on “The Restoration of the Cardo” (chapter 3).
Here is the program:
16:30–19:00 A. Mazar: Chairman and opening
Greetings: Joseph Aviram, President, Israel Exploration Society
Zeev Weiss, Head of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Archaeology
H. Geva: Publication of the finds from Avigad’s excavations in the Jewish Quarter
R. Reich: Second Temple period stone weights from the Upper City and from the Land of Israel
O. Sion: New finds from the time of Aelia Capitolina in the Jewish Quarter
O. Gutfeld: A new interpretation presented in the publication of the Cardo and Nea Church (Vol. 5 of the Jewish Quarter publications)
Y. Tsafrir: The Southwestern Hill from the destruction to the Muslim conquest.