The Getty Villa
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Past Event

Excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee have brought to light the remains of a monumental 5th-century Roman synagogue paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including depictions of the biblical hero Samson. In this illustrated presentation, excavation director Jodi Magness describes these exciting finds, including new discoveries made last summer.

This lecture complements the exhibition Roman Mosaics across the Empire, on view March 30 through September 12, 2016.

About Jodi Magness
Jodi Magness is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also the First Vice-President of the Archaeological Institute of America (taking office as the next President in January 2017). Magness' research focuses on the archaeology of Palestine in the Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic periods. Since 2011, she has directed excavations in the ancient village and synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee.

Planning your visit
The Getty Villa and its galleries are open to the general public from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. With your program ticket, you may arrive up to one hour prior to the start time of the program. For earlier arrival, a separate general admission ticket is recommended. The auditorium opens at 2:30 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Café is open for lunch service from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and the Museum Store is open until 5:00 p.m.

How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.