We need more “Adventure Girl-Dabi Digs in Israel” stories to create a whole new generation of archaeologists! Making discoveries in the field is great for ages 8-80!
Professor Richard Freund, Archaeologist, Christopher Newport University
Professor Freund has directed over a dozen archaeological projects in Israel, including sites associated with the beginnings of Christianity and Judaism at Nazareth, Bethsaida, and Qumran, the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In addition, he has directed projects in Spain (two sites), Poland (three sites), Rhodes, Greece (four sites) and Lithuania (18 locations). His work has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Archaeology, Smithsonian Magazine and featured on the BBC, MSNBC, CNN, NPR and Fox News and in hundreds of media outlets worldwide. His work is featured in 20 television documentaries from National Geographic, CNN, Discovery,History Channel and PBS. His most recent work in Lithuania has been chronicled in a recent NOVA episode: “Holocaust Escape Tunnel.” The program focuses on the new discoveries made in the Ponar Burial Pits and the Great Synagogue of Vilna, Lithuania. Dr. Freund is the author of over 100 scholarly articles and 12 books (written or co-edited) including Digging Through History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012; paperback 2016). His newest book Archaeology of the Holocaust: Vilna, Rhodes, and Escape Tunnels (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) is available nationwide.