Archeology and Biblical History in Megiddo

Archeology and Biblical History in Megiddo

GETTY VILLA

Thursday 17 November 2022, at 7.30 p.m.

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Excavations in northern Israel at the ancient city of Megiddo, also known as Armageddon, offer important insights into the biblical history of the site. Israel Finkelstein, co-director of Tel Aviv University’s Megiddo Expedition, examines archaeological and biblical evidence of King Solomon, the Omride dynasty, and the Kingdom of Israel at the height of its prosperity in the 8th century BC Our era. It shares new archaeological and scientific methods contributing to conservation and restoration work and helping researchers better understand Israel’s past.

Learn more about the Megiddo Expedition.

Israel Finkelstein is Emeritus Professor of Archeology at Tel Aviv University and Director of the School of Archeology at the University of Haifa. He is a member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a foreign member of the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Finkelstein has completed his doctorate. in 1983, taught at the University of Chicago and the Sorbonne and spent years of research at Harvard and Hebrew University. Finkelstein conducted many field projects, among them the excavation of the famous site of Megiddo, and is the author of numerous books and ca. 400 items.

Plan your visit
Villa Getty opens to ticketed guests at 6:00 p.m. Guests arriving earlier may park but must wait until 6:00 p.m. while staff prepare the site for the program. A selection of “to-go” snacks, drinks and pastries are available for purchase at the cafe from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The second floor galleries and museum shop will be open before the program until 7:15 p.m. Parking fee is $10.