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The Dead Sea Scrolls: What 70 Years Have Told Us

Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Gary Rendsburg examines the discovery of these precious documents, what they tell us about their authors and the era in which they were created, the controversies surrounding them, and their influence on the development of ancient Judaism and early Christianity.

Date
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Cultural Heritage Under Attack: Ancient Crimes, Modern Targets

Archaeologist Frederick Winter moderates a panel that explores how professionals in a variety of fields are working to secure important sites from looters, document unique monuments, and protect buildings from threats such as earthquakes, rising seas, and mass tourism. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
An Ancient Philosopher’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Mysterious Antikythera Mechanism

Alexander Jones of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University shares some the long-held secrets of one of the most intriguing archeological finds ever made: a sophisticated astronomical guide from around 200 B.C.

Date
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.