Sunday, November 06, 2016

Archaeologists are returning to Masada

ANNOUNCEMENT: Israeli archaeologist announces return to Masada after ten-year absence. Dr. Guy Stiebel, former director of excavations at Masada, says much is yet to be discovered at the site (i24 News).
The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archeology held the sixth session of its annual conference this Thursday at Tel Aviv University. Some 250 people gathered in the hallway including renowned researchers, representatives from the Israel Antiquity Authorities, and archaeology enthusiasts, for the event loaded with additional significance as the Institution was ranked 50th in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.


Dr. Guy Stiebel, former director of excavations at Masada, will this February conduct a new series of archaeological digs to pierce the secrets of this national shrine.

Dr. Stiebel expressed his excitement to return to the site after a ten year absence, enthusiasm that was reciprocated by conference organizers.

“A lifetime would not suffice to get a glimpse of all the hidden beauties of Masada," he said. "Its magic is not just in the military equipment, it is also in small things."