Lachish: Judea’s great fortress

August 27, 2018

  Your invitation to 

The Sir Asher Joel Oration 2018

 Professor Yosef Garfinkel

Yigael Yadin chair in Archaeology of Israel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Sir Asher Joel Fellow 2018

Lachish: Judea’s great fortress

 In 1847 A.H. Layard excavated the palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh and uncovered the famous relief depicting the assault of the Assyrian army on the fortifications of Lachish. Today, some 171 years later, the dating of the Lachish fortifications is hotly debated. In this Oration, the history of Tel Lachish and modern research will be presented, with new interpretations based on the findings from the latest excavations.

7.30 -9 pm, Monday 27 August 2018. Light kosher supper provided

 North Shore Temple Emanuel,

28 Chatswood Ave Chatswood

Some secure and street parking available; level walk from Chatswood train station. Charge $5.

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