City of David Foundation to hold its annual archaeological conference

September 2, 2015 17:08


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The Ir David (City of David) Foundation is holding its 16th annual archaeological conference Thursday evening at the City of David National Park, adjacent to the Old City. The conference, which begins at 7 p.m. and will be streamed live, is entitled “From Babylon to Jerusalem: Archeological Preservation in the Wake of ISIS Destruction. Opening remarks will be made by Israel Antiquities Authority Director General Yisral Hasson, followed by lectures from antiquities destruction expert US Marine Colonel Matthew Bogdanos, and Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin.

Additionally, the conference will premiere a virtual tour of Iraq’s Palace of Nineveh, which is currently under ISIS attack. Israel’s leading archaeologists will then present the newest findings in excavations at the City of David. The Ir David Foundation, established in 1986, is a non-profit NGO dedicated to the preservation and development of the Biblical City of David.

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