In this week’s installation of The Times of Israel’s new Behind the Headlines online video series, ToI’s Jewish World and Archaeology editor Amanda Borschel-Dan speaks with Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Joe Uziel about the damage of ancient Jerusalem in honor of the Tisha B’Av fast day.
Uziel, who was recently called the brand-new head of the IAA’s Dead Sea Scrolls system, headed up the excavations at Jerusalem’s City of David for the previous eight years. Throughout this period he assisted reveal an entire new area of the Western Wall and instituted new clinical methods of excavation and analysis. Today, researchers can more safely date huge structures in the ancient city and put continuous arguments to rest.
The video conversation with Uziel will be presented to ToI Community members this Wednesday July 29, at 1 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Israel If you’ve not yet joined the neighborhood, you can sign up here.
Uziel will go over new finds that have just recently struck paper headings, along with the 2 major durations of widespread destruction in Jerusalem during the fall of the First and Second Temples.
In the coming weeks, ToI reporters and editors will be video-interviewing more influential people from a broad spectrum of fields and diverse topics for the series. Like The Times of Israel itself, the Behind the Headings series aims to offer a reasonable, deep appearance at some of today’s burning problems and noteworthy characters.
Israel Antiquities Authority excavation director Joe Uziel at the excavation website in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Yaniv Berman, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority)
If you ‘d like to join the session with Uziel– it’s not too late. Simply end up being a Times of Israel Community member today and you’ll get to this Wednesday’s session, in addition to all of our upcoming exclusive webinars. You’ll also acquire an ad-free experience of the ToI website and apps, and a weekly insider letter from David Horovitz.
If you are currently a ToI Neighborhood member, you’ll get a link to the session by email on Wednesday.