Andrea M. Berlin is the James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology at Boston University. She has been excavating in the eastern Mediterranean for over forty years, working on projects from Troy in Turkey to Coptos in southern Egypt to Paestum, in Italy. Her specialty is the Near East from the time of Alexander the Great through the Roman era, and especially the intersection of political and cultural change in antiquity. Recent books include The Middle Maccabees: Archaeology, History, and the Rise of the Hasmonean State, and Spear-Won Land: Sardis, from the King’s Peace to the Peace of Apamea, both co-edited with Paul J. Kosmin. Her current project is a book and video series on the materiality of Jewish life in the Second Temple period.
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