Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Yigael Yadin and the Cave of Letters

I was working on a lecture I am doing that will include the Babatha Archive when I ran across this video clip. It is a CBS interview with Yigael Yadin one of Israel's most famous archaeologists, soldier and politician. In this clip he describes the discovery of the cave that became known as the "Cave of Letters" due to the letters and documents found belonging to Bar Kochba and the Jewish widow Babtha. Although I had read much by and about Yadin, this is the first footage of him I have seen.

BTW: When Yadin and the reporter talk about Babatha it is clear that their comments from another time.

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