One of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries in Israel took place in 1960, when the legendary Yigael Yadin excavated a cave in the Dead Sea area subsequently called the 'Cave of Letters'. Located near the site of the famous Dead Sea scrolls, the cave contained the largest cache of ancient personal correspondence and documents ever uncovered in Israel. In 1997, archaeologist Richard A Freund and a team from the University of Hartford returned to the Cave of Letters and discovered exciting new evidence about the use of the cave. Freund presents these intriguing findings in an absorbing account that combines fascinating history with elements of suspense and mystery.
Freund is Maurice Greenberg Professor of History and Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford.
SECRETS OF THE CAVE OF LETTERS
Rediscovering a Dead Sea Mystery
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