Archeology lecture planned

Published 10:46 am Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The final spring lecture of the Freeborn County Historical Society lecture series “Historically Speaking” will be “The Archeology of Israel.” Daniel Schindler, the son of Gary and Jeanne Schindler and a graduate of Albert Lea High School class of 2005, will do a presentation on his work at the research site of Huqoq in the western Galilee region in Israel. The lecture will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Freeborn County Historical Museum.

The Huqoq site is the location of a synagogue dating back to sixth and seventh century CE. The discovery at that site has been ornate mosaic floors depicting Biblical and Roman warfare scenes. Schindler is completing his doctoral studies in Archeology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He will conduct his presentation remotely from North Carolina.

The lecture series is free to historical society members and $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served. The lecture series is coordinated by Gary Schindler, Freeborn County Historical Society board member.

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