With Father Eamon Kelly
The excavations at Magdala began as a salvage excavation, as a Catholic order began plans to build a retreat center along the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Father Eamon Kelly, the assistant director of the Magdala Center, says that they prayed that there would be no archaeology found, or if there was, that it would be something good like a Byzantine church. What was actually found exceeded everyone's expectations, the intact ruins of a first century city from the time of Jesus.
With Prof. Giorgio Otranto
An interview from 1991 on prof. Otranto's research into archaeological evidence for women priests in the early church. [Italian, with translation]