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"Secrets of the Negev"

Israel’s Negev Desert: 60% of the land area of Israel, first settled over 5,000 years ago, home to Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion

What was so special about this region?

We invite you to join us for “Secrets of the Negev” – a talk by Ben-Gurion University Professor Steve Rosen.

Monday 30th January 2017 at 7pm

West London Synagogue, 33 Seymour Place, Marylebone,

London W1H 5AU

Prof. Rosen will explore the Negev’s archaeology based on his personal research, including a review of the Negev as a desert, prehistoric sites, the earliest pastoral societies, an early solstice shrine in the desert, a Nabatean campsite, an early Islamic encampment and an Egyptian estate in the northern Negev


Steve is currently co-director of excavations at Qubur el-Walaydeh, a biblical period site in the western Negev that dates to the early Israelite period and the monarchic period of Judah. It includes remains of an Egyptian estate, a Philistine village, and an Assyrian period outpost.


Please contact Hannah Allan at Ben-Gurion University on 020 7446 8558 or email hannah@bguf.org.uk to confirm your attendance.


Click here for the event flyer