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Why do we need a Fourth Expedition to Lachish?

Yosef Garfinkel, University of Jerusalem

This free lecture is held jointly with King's College London Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Wednesday 4th February 2015, 6pm.

Venue: Safra Lecture Theatre (ground floor, King's Building), King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS


Poster Feb 4.pdf 


 View of Lachish

Photo of Lachish courtesy of Yosef Garfinkel



Tell ed-Duweir, the site of the biblical city if Lachish is one of the most thoroughly excavated and published archaeological sites in Israel, with no less than three expeditions having been conducted there, with extensive publications attached. The first expedition was conducted by the British under the direction of J.L. Starkey in the 1930s. In the 1960s Yohahan Aharoni led excavations under the auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerualem, and in the 1970's David Ussishkin of Tel Aviv University undertook further extensive excavations. So why is a fourth expedition now underway? The project's Director, Professor Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will explain why in this free lecture presented jointly to the Palestine Exploration Fund and King's College London Department of Theology and Religious Studies.


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