Archaeologist Jodi Magness: Discoveries in Ancient Galilean Village of Huqoq
December 10 , 7:30 pm
Since 2011, exciting excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee have been directed by famed archaeologist Jodi Magness, the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. On December 10, Magness will come to Rutgers to share her team’s discoveries, including the remains of a monumental fifth-century synagogue paved with stunning and unique mosaics that include the first non-biblical story ever found decorating an ancient synagogue. The talk, “More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, visit BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu. Free parking available with online vehicle registration on the website. Sponsored by Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, the talk is supported by the Sagner Family Foundation.