Opening Monday, August 12th, from 12PM - 1PM
Masada: Last Stronghold of the Jewish Revolt against Rome
Monday, August 12, 2019, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm (please note special time)
Free (registration not required)
Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at UNC-Chapel Hill
In this lecture we survey Herod’s palaces on Masada, and explore archaeological remains associated with the Roman siege of the mountain in 73-74 C.E. (which were excavated by Magness in 1995), including a discussion of Josephus’ account of the mass Jewish suicide.
Professor Magness will sign copies her book Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth after the lecture.
Please join Tasha Vorderstrasse, University and Continuing Education Coordinator for a short tour of the Megiddo Gallery prior to the talk at 11:30 am