IJS Events

David to Nehemiah: new fragments from Kenyon’s Jerusalem

Publication date: Nov 07, 2013 07:13 PM

Start: Nov 11, 2013 06:00 PM



Organised jointly by the Anglo Israel Archaeological Society and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL


Kay Prag, Manchester Museum


Monday November 11th


Such is the density of the archaeological investigation of Old Testament Jerusalem that almost every stone turned leads to controversy. The subjects of recent debates have included the possible location of the Davidic palace and the existence of the city walls built by Nehemiah. The archive from Kathleen Kenyon’s work in the 1960s (the first scientific excavations in Jerusalem, under the auspices of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem) still has contributions to offer on these and other questions.

David to Nehemiah

Kay Prag is a former Kenyon student and Senior Scholar of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem, who participated in Kathleen Kenyon’s Jerusalem excavations in the 1960s. She was for some years editor of the journal Levant, now published by the Council for British Research in the Levant. She currently works on the final publication of her excavations at Tell Iktanu in Jordan and final reports on the Kenyon excavations, mainly concerning the Roman and later periods in Jerusalem.


Lecture 6pm, Lecture Theatre G6, Ground Floor, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY

(NOT THE CHADWICK BUILDING AT UCL AS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED)

Refreshments will be available after the lecture.


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For more events, see our Lectures Programme for Autumn 2013.

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