Archaeologist to share discoveries from ancient Israel

Archaeologist to share discoveries from ancient Israel

RENOWNED ARCHAEOLOGIST Jodi Magness — who, since 2011, has directed the major excavations in Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee — will share the landmark discoveries made by her team in a presentation on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center in New Brunswick.

Magness will deliver “More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee,” a slide-illustrated lecture that offers images of the remains of the monumental fifth-century synagogue paved with stunning mosaics that include the first non-biblical story ever found decorating an ancient synagogue.

Magness is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; president of the Archaeological Institute of America; and author of 10 books, including “The Archaeology of the Holy Land.”

The free talk, sponsored by Rutgers University’s Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, is supported by the Sagner Family Foundation. Advance registration is requested; contact or visit

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