Collins Lecture - More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee

Lecturer: Jodi Magness, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Univ. of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Title: More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee

Since 2011, Professor Jodi Magness has been directing excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee.  The excavations have brought to light the remains of a monumental Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue building paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including a variety of biblical scenes and the first non-biblical story ever discovered decorating an ancient synagogue.  In this slide-illustrated lecture, Professor Magness describes these exciting finds, including the discoveries made in last summer's season. For more information visit www.huqoq.org

Event Overview

Date: March 14, 2018,
Time: 7 - 8 p.m.
Location: Yehl Ballroom