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The Archaeology of Roman-period Nazareth

Publication date: Apr 08, 2013 10:28 AM

Start: Apr 15, 2013 06:00 PM

Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology

The Archaeology of Roman-period Nazareth

The Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by Ken Dark (University of Reading) at the Institute on 15 April.  

Titled ‘The Archaeology of Roman-period Nazareth’, this lecture will discuss the 2004-2010 results of the Nazareth Archaeological Project. This work included a survey of the valley between Nazareth and Sepphoris revealing a hitherto-unknown pattern of small Early Roman to late Byzantine period settlements. Detailed re-investigation of the Sisters of Nazareth site in the present town centre was also undertaken, with wide-ranging implications for the size and character of Nazareth at this time, especially when seen in the context of recent Israel Antiquities Authority rescue excavations in the region.

Dr Dark's research interests include archaeology and history of 1st millennium AD Europe (including Roman and immediately post-Roman Britain) and the Middle East as well as the archaeology and history of religion (especially early Christianity).

Admission free without ticket.

Please direct all queries about this event to the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society (AIAS) on 020 8349 5754.