11th Annual Archaeology Conference, The City of David, Jerusalem

Wished I could attend this exciting open-air archaeological conference in the City of David, but the notification came too late:

11th Annual Archaeology Conference
CITY of DAVID Jerusalem, Israel

Wednesday September 1, 2010
From 4:00 pm visit new excavation sites in the City of David
The City of David

18:30  Gather in the City of David, Area E

19:00  Opening Remarks

Ahron Horovitz, Director of the Megalim Institute
Representative of the Israel Antiquities Authority
Guy Alon, Israel Nature and National Parks Authority

First Session – Chair: Prof. Aaron Demsky
Prof. Jodi Magness
Archaeological Evidence of the Sassanid Persian Invasion of Jerusalem

Prof. Zohar Amar, Dr. David Illouz
The Persimmon in the Land of Israel

Ms. Sara Barnea
The History of the Mapping of the Jewish Cemetery on the Mount of Olives

20:40 Break

Second Session – Chair: Dr. Hillel Geva

Dr. Doron Ben-Ami, Ms. Yana Tchekhanovets
The Givati Parking Lot – Roman-Period Discoveries and Finds

Eli Shukron, Prof. Ronny Reich|
The excavation between the stepped Shiloah Pool and the interior face
of the damming wall at the southern end of the Tyropoeon Valley,

Prof. Ronny Reich, Eli Shukron
The Large Fortification Near the Gihon Spring in Jerusalem, and its

Relationship to Wall NB Discovered by Kathleen Kenyon

22:00 Estimated end of conference

Entrance is free, but spaces are limited (there is no advance registration)
It may be cold at night so dress accordingly

Parking is available in the Mount Zion Parking Lot and the Givati
Parking Lot (for a fee)
Public Transportation: Buses 1, 2, 38.

HT: Joe Lauer

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