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Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World’s Most Contested City

January 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Sacred to three faiths and revered by more than half the people on the planet, Jerusalem conjures up powerful images of the celestial. Yet beneath its narrow alleys and holy places, the ancient city conceals a vast three-dimensional time capsule recording five millennia of bustling prosperity, brutal war, and repeated religious innovation that altered the course of human history. Author and journalist Andrew Lawler will be our guide through the tunnels and trenches of the Holy City, offering stunning images as well as insight into how this underground world played a key role in transforming Jerusalem into the world’s most contested city.
Lawler is the author of three books, Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World’s Most Contested City, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, a national bestseller, and Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization. As a journalist, he has written more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles from more than two dozen countries. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and many others. He is contributing writer for Science and contributing editor for Archaeology.


January 21, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm