Digging the past in order to understand the future

Dr. Eilat Mazar talks about challenges digging in a city at the heart of so many issues, and of discoveries yet to come.

The Land Of Israel Network,

Dr. Mazar with an old golden medallion
Dr. Mazar with an old golden medallion
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Dr. Eilat Mazar is all about Jerusalem, specifically the Ophel and City of David.

Some of the most important 21st century finds have been on her digs, putting her in the spotlight of Biblical Archaeology and accompanying controversies.

She speaks candidly with Eve Harow about her childhood with grandfather, Benjamin, one of the first official Israeli archaeologists, and his colleagues; her excitement at finding ancient bullae of King Hezekiah and the Prophet Isaiah, David’s palace and the gold Jewish menora medallion of the Byzantine period.

Warm, unassuming, a consummate professional who’s passionate about her work, Dr. Mazar tells of challenges digging in a city at the heart of so many issues, and of discoveries yet to come.








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