Join the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority in New York as we get a private guided tour of NYU’s Institute of the Ancient World’s new exhibit Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the largest and best-preserved hoard of silver from the ancient world. We will be joined by Israel Antiquities Authority’s Joe Uziel who will share about his excavations in the Western Wall tunnels as well as in the City of David.
Please RSVP to events@friendsofIAA.org or (304) 853-FIAA and note any dietary restrictions.
Joe Uziel is an archaeologist at the Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem District, where he excavates in the City of David, Davidson Center and Western Wall Tunnels. Joe completed his PhD at Bar Ilan University on the Middle Bronze Age in the southern Coastal Plain, and now focuses his research on the history and archaeology of Jerusalem, from its earliest urban establishment some 4000 years ago until late antiquity. Joe has advanced methods applied in the field, using new technologies in order to learn about Jerusalem's ancient population through the application of new tools. Recent discoveries made by Joe and his teams in the field include buildings dating from the First Temple Period, the main street of Second Temple Jerusalem and a Roman theater-like structure, the first such building to be discovered in Jerusalem.