city of david, jerusalem
On May 25, Jerusalem’s preeminent archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar died after a three-year battle with a serious illness. Dr. Mazar leaves behind a rich legacy of biblically significant discoveries including the discovery of King David’s palace, Nehemiah’s wall, the Solomonic gate of Jerusalem, as well as numerous discoveries related to biblical figures.
Although a dominant figure on the dig, Dr. Mazar was also a motherly figure to many. Eilat had only two priorities in her life: her work and her family. Thankfully, when you participate in her work with her, you also become her family, as many people from all over the world can attest.
On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal offers an inside look at some of Dr. Mazar’s discoveries based on his experiences digging on her excavations in Jerusalem.