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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Past, Present and Future

16 November, 2022

Precisely 75 years ago, on November 29th,  1947, Prof. Eleazar Sukenik, the founder of our institute, purchased three scrolls that were discovered by Bedouins in Qumran, in the northern Judean Desert. Sukenik immediately realized the importance of the discovery and the dating of the scrolls to the days of the Second Temple. Additional scrolls were later purchased by his son, Prof. Yigael Yadin, and the site in Qumran was excavated by Father Roland de Vaux from the French School of Biblical and Archaeological Research.

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Call For Papers: Jerusalem Journal of Archeology (JJAR)

16 November, 2022

The Institute of Archaeology is happy to announce that after three thematic issues, the Jerusalem Journal of Archeology (JJAR), published by the Institute of Archeology at the Hebrew University, addresses archaeology researchers with a call for its first eclectic issue!

JJAR is an academic journal that accepts articles dealing with all aspects of the archaeology of the Levant and the Ancient Near East, from the Lower Paleolithic to the present, and especially those that present original interdisciplinary research.

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Book Launch in Honor of the Publication of the En Gedi Synagogue Final Excavation Report (Qedem 64)

23 March, 2022

Zoom link: https://huji.zoom.us/j/82146067798?pwd=cU4ydEc4cEpyRWVCMHU5OG12RkRCQT09

The Institute is happy to announce the publication of a new volume in the Qedem Monograph Series - Qedem 64: The Synagogue at En-Gedi, by Yosef Porath, including chapters on mosaics, coins, glass and the unique inscription in the synagogue floor, as well as flora, fauna and textile remains, by specialists in these fields. The publication of this important synagogue, revealed in the joint Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Israel Antiquities Authority excavations conducted 50 years ago, marks a significant contribution to the study of ancient synagogues in Israel, as well as of Jewish life in the Roman-Byzantine period in this peripheral region. 

The event will take place on Wednesday, 23.3.22, at 17:00 in Room 302, The Institute of Archaeology, Mount Scopus Campus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. All lectures will be given in Hebrew and will be broadcast via Zoom.

Zoom link: https://huji.zoom.us/j/82146067798?pwd=cU4ydEc4cEpyRWVCMHU5OG12RkRCQT09

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