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Noted archaeologist to speak on new discoveries in Israel in Cornell lecture

This past summer Israeli archaeologist Mordechai Aviam and his colleagues made headlines by finding possible evidence, near the Sea of Galilee, of the house of St. Peter. But that is hardly Aviam’s first discovery in Galilee. Perhaps his most exciting work took place at Yodefat, an ancient city that, in the year 67, was a center of resistance in the Great Jewish Revolt against Rome. 

Mordechai Aviam

Aviam will speak on Yodefat and his findings about St. Peter at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, November 10, in Room 198 of Statler Hall on the Cornell University campus. His talk, “The First Jewish Revolt Against the Roman Empire in Galilee — Archaeology and History,” is free and open to the public. The event will also be streamed; to participate, register online.

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