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