Tue, Sep 06|
Online via Zoom
UNDER JERUSALEM: THE BURIED HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S MOST CONTESTED CITY
Author event with Andrew Lawler. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.
Time & Location
Sep 06, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
Online via Zoom
About the Event
For those who are intrigued by Jerusalem “above and below ground,” Andrew Lawler’s lavish and spellbinding book Under Jerusalem will reveal a sweeping history of the holy city including the conflicting claims that have made it a “political tinderbox.” Lawler will share his extensive knowledge of what lies beneath the modern capital, revealing a cast of historic characters along with fascinating details about the many different archaeological layers.
His talk will also examine the different archaeologists who excavated Jerusalem layer by layer, including Frenchman Louis-Felicien Joseph Caignart de Saulcy, a confident of Napoleon; Kathleen Kenyon who was “considered the most influential woman archaeologist of the twentieth century; Israeli archaeologists Yigael Yadin (whose name is associated with that of Masada) and Yigal Shiloh; and many others. The author will address how politics impacts excavations and explore how archaeological discoveries can “square” or disagree with religious doctrines.
Andrew Lawler is author of the bestselling The Secret Token and the acclaimed Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Best of Science and Nature Writing. He is a contributing writer for Science and a contributing editor for Archaeology.
You may order Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World’s Most Contested City by Andrew Lawler from:
- Flashlight Books in Walnut Creek: https://flashlightbooks.handseller.com/home/bookdetailsin/0385546858
- Rakestraw Books in Danville: https://www.rakestrawbooks.com/book/9780385546850
- Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore in Berkeley: https://www.mrsdalloways.com/book/9780385546850
- Your preferred local bookstore or online retailer
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Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.