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Past EventsSunday, February 25

Rome and Jerusalem

Martin Goodman
Dr Sean Kingsley
Geza Vermes

Both historians took us back to 70 AD and the destruction of the Second Temple. Martin Goodman considered the reasons for this brutal and extraordinary conflict between two civilizations whilst Sean Kingsley set on the trail of the fabulous treasure seized by the Romans and suggests its possible whereabouts today.

Martin Goodman has divided his intellectual life between the Roman and Jewish worlds. He has taught Roman History at Birmingham and Oxford Universities, and is currently Professor of Jewish Studies at Oxford. Rome and Jerusalem is his latest book.

Dr Sean Kingsley is an archaeologist specialising in the Holy Land where he discovered the largest cluster of ancient shipwrecks in the eastern Mediterranean. He is Managing Editor of Minerva, the International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology. God’s Gold is his sixth book.

Geza Vermes is a Fellow of the British Academy and Prof. Emeritus of Jewish Studies in the University of Oxford. Vermes was a Priest in the Sion Order but left the priesthood and the Catholic church after his groundbreaking work on the Dead Sea scrolls. 

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