This week I had two appearances on Israeli TV – not directly connected to Safi, but to archaeology in general. Both interviews are in Hebrew – for those interested – see below:
- Interview on Channel 10, on Rafi Reshef’s program on Monday, 30th of November, 2015, about the possible discovery of the tomb of Nefertiti, inside Tutankhamun’s tomb. I discuss who Nefertiti, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun were, and what would be the significance of this potential discovery. The interview can be found at this link, and I appear from 41:10 onwards.
- An interview on Channel 1, on the late night news broadcast, on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015, on the just announced discovery of a bulla of King Hezekiah of Judah. What I stress in the interview is that while this is a very nice and exciting find – a “twitter tweet” from the past – it is not a ground shaking discovery. There is no doubt regarding the existence of Hezekiah as a historical persona – as he is known both from the Bible and the Assyrian texts. In the interview I briefly talk about the background of the period, etc. Follow this link for the interview: the portion on the bulla starts at 52:07, and my interview at 54:30.