On Thursday, March 28th, Shared Learning presents our final public lecture of the academic year. Emeritus Professor in Judaic Studies at Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Eric M Meyers will speak on “Holy Land Archaeology: Where the Past Meets the Present.”
UPDATE: THE SUNDAY AFTER PROFESSOR MEYERS’ TALK, A VERY RELEVANT ARTICLE ABOUT THE TOPIC WAS PUBLISHED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES. HERE IS A LINK TO THAT ARTICLE: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/03/30/opinion/sunday/jerusalem-city-of-david-israel-dig.html
Professor Meyers has directed digs in Israel and Italy for forty years and is perhaps best known for his 1981 discovery of the oldest Ark from ancient Israel which coincided with the film The Raiders of the Lost Ark. He is the author of 15 books and 370+ scholarly papers and is the recipient of two major research grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He served on the Duke University faculty for more than 45 years and had two stints as the Director of the Graduate Program in Religion.
Professor Meyers’ talk will be held in Shared Learning’s meeting location at Christ United Methodist Church in Southern Village, Chapel Hill: 105 Market St., Rooms 3 & 5. His talk begins at 11:15 a.m. sharp, with a question period following the lecture (and ending at 12:45 p.m.). The talk is free and open to the public.