#1552

2016-12-08

Lachish Gate Shrine & New IAA Archaeology Campus

With Clyde Billington

A second look at some of the top archaeology stories from the Autumn 2016 issue of ARTIFAX magazine with co-editor Clyde Billington. On this program we discuss the recently renewed excavations at Lachish and the discovery of a gate shrine which appears to have been permanently desecrated by the installation of a toilet. We also discuss the Israel Antiquities Authority's new archaeology campus in Jerusalem, as well as the reopening of the restored Mamertine Prison in Rome, where Peter and Paul may have been held.

tags: Lachish Gate Shrine Israel Antiquities Authority Mamertine Rome

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#1503

2015-11-24

Galilee Mosaics and Nero's House

With Clyde Billington

Continuing coverage of archaeology news reported in the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine. We wrap up our review by discussing the excavation of an unusual mosaic in a Byzantine synagogue overlooking the Sea of Galilee, and the ongoing discovery and protection of the house built in Rome by the emperor Nero.

tags: Mosaics Galilee Synagogue Horvat Kur Nero

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#1454

2014-11-18

The Arch of Titus Menorah

With Steven Fine

After talking about the synagogue and menorah image excavated at Magdala with Steven Fine of Yeshiva University, we transitioned to a discussion of another menorah image on the Arch of Titus in Rome. Professor Fine is involved in research that has uncovered vestiges of pigment, indicating the arch was very colorful when it was first constructed. We also include a short discussion of his research on the Samaritans.

tags: Arch of Titus Josephus Menorah Samaritans Vespasian

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#1403

2013-11-19

Remembering Fr. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, part 2

With Fr. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

We learned on November 11th of the death on that day of Father Jerome Murphy-O'Connor in Jerusalem. We are sorry about the loss of this great scholar and helpful author, but thankful we had the privilege of at least one brief meeting and the chance to record his perspective. So once again we present this interview, in his memory.

tags: Fr. Jerome Murphy O'Connor

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#1402

2013-11-12

Remembering Fr. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, part 1

With Fr. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

We learned on November 11th of the death on that day of Father Jerome Murphy-O'Connor in Jerusalem. We are sorry about the loss of this great scholar and helpful author, but thankful we had the privilege of at least one brief meeting and the chance to record his perspective. So once again we present this interview, in his memory.

tags: Fr. Jerome Murphy O'Connor

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