Event of Interest: “More Than Just Mosaics: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee”

Event time: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Comparative Literature Library, 8th Floor Bingham Hall See map
300 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Lecture by Jodi Magness,
Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching
Excellence in Early Judaism,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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 that is paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including depictions of the biblical hero Samson, Noah’s Ark, the parting of the Red Sea, 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

More Than Just Mosaics Poster