September 22, 2017

Jerusalem between Late Antquity and Early Islam: Urban Zoning and the Creation of a Multicultural City

Gideon Avni
Head of the Archaeological Division in the Israel Antiquities Authority
Professor of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Friday, October 6, 2017
12:00 pm
LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute

This talk will describe the changes in Jerusalem's urban landscape from Byzantine to early Islamic times using archaeological data retrieved from hundreds of excavations conducted in and around Jerusalem. It will address questions of continuity and change of the city's population, looking at the crystallization of ethnically oriented quarters and the division of lands between Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities.