Hippos/Sussita - a city of the Decapolis, part 2

With Prof. Mark Schuler

More conversations about the Byzantine church excavations at Hippos/Sussita, as well as a couple of tie-ins to the gospels and a reference Jesus may have made to this decapolis city.

tags: Hippos Sussita Decapolis Byzantine Churches Sermon on the Mount

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Hippos/Sussita - a city of the Decapolis

With Prof. Mark Schuler

When we first discussed Hippos/Sussita in the early days of The Book & The Spade, it was a major site just waiting to be excavated by archaeologists. Finally, a dozen years ago, the archaeologists arrived. We have been reporting on exciting discoveries at Hippos/Sussita in the last few years, finally our chance to talk with an archaeologist who has been working there: prof. Mark Schuler of Concordia University in St. Paul. Prof. Schuler is in charge of the excavations in the NE quadrant of this hilltop city overlooking the Sea of Galilee, including one of the eight Byzantine churches that have been identified.

tags: Hippos Sussita Decapolis Byzantine Churches Deaconess

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The Fraudulent Antiquities Trial Verdict

With Prof. Mark Schuler

A judge in Jerusalem has finally issued a verdict in the trial of Oded Golan and Robert Deutsch, who were accused of creating fake antiquities and illegally trafficking in antiquities. The case involved the James Ossuary. Prof. Mark Schuler is the Midwest Representative for the American Schools of Oriental Research, the professional organization for archaeologists working in Israel. And also one of the directors of excavations at Hippos/Sussita, a decapolis city overlooking the Sea of Galilee. He offers some thoughts on the verdict and the issues behind the court case.

tags: Fake Antiquities Illegal Trafficking Oded Golan Robert Deutsch Mark Schuler

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