Lecture on “Re-excavating Jerusalem” in Oxford

A great reason to visit the “city of dreaming spires”

This drawing shows the excavation results of the fortified area in the City of David. The earliest remains are stone filled terraces from the Jebusite period, which were excavated by Kathleen Kenyon. Yigal Shiloh excavated the rest of the area, which he called Area G.

The Department of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford) is pleased to invite friends and colleagues to:
The Seventh Annual Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture:
Dr Kay Prag, University of Manchester, “Re-excavating Jerusalem: A Review, Fifty Years On”

Saturday 28 May 2011, 2.30pm, at Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford, OX2 6UD

Summary: May 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the large-scale excavations undertaken by Dame Kathleen Kenyon in Jerusalem. The huge archive contains a remarkable record of finds from the earliest occupation through to the Islamic centuries – but did Kenyon achieve her aim – to put the archaeology of Jerusalem on a sound scientific footing for the first time?

***Entry to this lecture is free but seat reservation is essential***
Please contact: Ilaria Perzia, Department of Antiquities, Ashmolean MuseumE-mail: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk     Tel: 01865 278020 www.ashmolean.org

HT: Jack Sasson

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