#1596

2017-11-16

Jerusalem's Roman Theater

With Clyde Billington

More stories from the news digest of the Autumn issue of ARTIFAX magazine, including the cover story on the discovery of the first Roman theater ever found in Jerusalem. Although Josephus mentions a Roman theater in Jerusalem in the first century, this new discovery is apparently not that theater, for reasons discussed on the program. This is a very small theater and may have been used for governing purposes, rather than entertainment. Other topics discussed on this program include the discovery of a Byzantine era mosaic at the Damascus Gate with a connection to the famous Nea Church built by the Emperor Justinian, and the discovery of bullae (clay seal impressions) from the First Temple Period.

tags: Jerusalem Damascus Gate Byzantine Western Wall Roman theater bullae Odeon Bouletarion Mosaic Nea Church Constantine Justinian First Temple Period

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#1471

2015-03-13

Khirbet Summeily, in depth, part 4

With Christopher Rollston

Christopher Rollston is the epigrapher for the Khirbet Summeily excavation and offers his perspective on the 10th century BC bullae that were excavated at Khirbet Summeily during 2014.

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#1470

2015-03-10

Khirbet Summeily, in depth, part 3

With Rachel Hallotte

We continue our in-depth discussion of the Khirbet Summeily excavation with co-director Rachel Hallotte, State University of New York Purchase College. She discusses the history of the Khirbet Summeily/Tel el-Hesi site and other aspects of the excavation.bullae, Seals, David & Solomon, Tenth Century

tags: bullae Seals David & Solomon Tenth Century Petrie Bliss

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#1469

2015-03-04

Khirbet Summeily, in depth, part 2

With Jimmy Hardin

We continue our in-depth discussion of the Khirbet Summeily excavation with co-director Jimmy Hardin, of Mississippi State University. He discusses how perceptions of the site changed once excavation began, and implications for how archaeologists see the 10th century BC in ancient Israel.

tags: bullae Seals David & Solomon Tenth Century

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#1468

2015-02-24

Khirbet Summeily, in depth, part 1

With Jeff Blakely

The first in a series of interviews exploring the implications of the discovery of sixth tenth century B.C. bullae (clay seal impressions) at a remote border outpost on the border between Judah and Philistia.

tags: bullae Seals David & Solomon Tenth Century

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