Magness lectures on Samson mosaic

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On Jan. 15 Jodi Magness, a UNC adjunct professor in Classics and professor of Religious Studies, will present a slide-show lecture of findings from her Huqoq archaeological site. The lecture will held 5:30-6:30 p.m.at Duke University’s Divinity School, the Westbrook building, room 14.

Prof. Magness has earned acclaim for the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue unearthed in the ancient Galilean village where she has been excavating since 2011. The holy site is paved with a mosaic depicting biblical hero Samson and a elephant battle scene that may be related to the Maccabean martyrdom traditions.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and Center for Late Ancient Studies. For information, visit Duke’s calendar of events.