HEAD OF THE CENTER
Prof. Boaz Zissu teaches Classical Archaeology at the Department of the Land of Israel and Archaeology at Bar Ilan University, and served as its Chair during 2014-2017. He received his Ph.D, Summa Cum Laude, from the Hebrew University in 2002 (titled: “Rural Settlement in the Judaean Hills and Foothills from the Late Second Temple Period to the Bar Kokhba Revolt”).
Prof. Zissu accomplished his postdoctoral studies, through a Rothschild Fellowship, in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, at University of California at Berkeley, USA, and thereafter at the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Prof. Zissu conducted archaeological excavations and surveys in Jerusalem, Ketef Jericho and the Judaean countryside. He has published six books and more than 200 articles concerning Judaea and its material culture during the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods.