Tag Archives: Aren Maeir

Two New Discoveries Relate to Ancient Jerusalem

Two new archaeological finds relate to Jerusalem in the Old and New Testament periods. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have found the northernmost wall of 1st century AD Jerusalem and discovered the point where the attacking Romans breached it during … Continue reading

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Conference on Khirbet Qeiyafa in Bern, Switzerland

In case any of this blog’s readers can attend, there is a conference on Khirbet Qeiyafa this Saturday, September 6th, at the University of Bern. Speakers include Professors Yossi Garfinkel, Aren Maeir, Thomas Römer, Dr. Stefan Münger, Silvia Schroer, and Benjamin Sass. The detailed schedule is … Continue reading

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Lectures on the Philistines in Kansas City and Chicago

Those in the Kansas City and/or Chicago area have a special opportunity next week to hear lectures by Dr. Aren Maeir, the archaeologist who has excavated ancient Gath since the mid-1990’s. Bible students will recall Gath as one of the … Continue reading

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Remarkable video of a flood in the Harod Valley, Israel

Israel is having its heaviest winter rains in 30 years. The good news is the rising water levels in the Sea of Galilee, the country’s principal reservoir. The bad news is the flooding that can come with heavy rainfall. Check … Continue reading

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Short informational video clips on Archaeology

Bar Ilan University in Israel has produced some short video clips on subjects studied by its faculty. Archaeologist Aren Maeir has posted three of them here, on the Tel es-Safi/Gath blog. They are around 2 to 2-1/2 minutes each and … Continue reading

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