Arts
5:06 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Jerusalem, Bethsaida Exhibits Open UNO Art Gallery for Fall 2012

UNO’s Art Gallery is hosting two exhibits this fall, one focusing on Jerusalem and one on the Bethsaida Excavations Project.

Dr. Rami Arav is a professor of religion and philosophy at UNO. He says Artifacts from the Dig features high quality photographs taken by Bethsaida Excavation Project photographer, Hanan Shafir. 

He says the other exhibit, documents the notes and marks left in and in and around The Western Wall in Jerusalem.  Dr. Arav says the city of Bethsaida is now an archeological excavation site.  Located in Israel, Bethsaida has historical significance in the bible.

"Historically, the city of Bethsaida was the most frequently mentioned site in the gospels after Jerusalem and Capernaum.  And the location of it was a mystery for about 2,000 years until we discovered it.”

Dr. Arav discovered the site and identified it as Bethsaida in 1987.  Both exhibitions close on September 27th at 3:00 p.m.  Details are available online at unomaha.edu/Bethsaida.

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