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Noted Archaeologist Will Discuss Ancient Jewish Temples Dec. 1st at the U of M

For release: November 23, 2011
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843.


Dan Bahat
Dan Bahat

Dan Bahat, former chief archaeologist of Jerusalem, will speak at the University of Memphis on Thursday, Dec. 1, addressing the question “Where were the First and Second Jewish Temples located?”  His talk will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 136 of the Fogelman Executive Center; it is free and open to the public.

World-renowned in his field, Bahat is currently an adjunct professor in St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto.  Among his archaeological accomplishments is the excavation of the Western Wall tunnel that runs along the ancient Jewish temple’s retaining wall.  He holds a doctorate in medieval history from Hebrew University.

For more information, contact Dr. Shaul Bar at the office of Bornblum Judaic Studies, 901-678-2919.

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