My grandfather told me the story of The Ancient Library of Alexandria. It has been present in my mind with a sense of loss since childhood. I imagined the burnet scrolls. What was in them? What have we lost? I imagine the toga-wearing scholars wondering about the gardens, conversing with each other, discussing Aristotle’s […]
The distant mountains are reflected in the eye of the dragonfly Issa Ostracon, Leonardo.
ARCHAEOLOGY LESSON FOR MOUND HACKER: MEASURING MARKING DIGGING SCOOPING BROOMING PILING UNFOLDING FINDING INSPECTING Where did it begin? A pit Beth She’arim excavations, 2014 Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa Excavations manager: Dr. Adi Erlich Excavations staff: Rona Evyasaf, David Yeger, Dani Chechelnitsky, Ran Kaftory, Menachem Schnell. Beit She’arim National Park […]
I sail the Mediterranean through time and places, sometimes even on a small boat admiring the Phoenicians, but mostly in my mind. This blog is my Museum – Library – Meeting place as perhaps was the Ancient Library of Alexandria. The Internet Arcade is a conjunction where personal archetypes resonate jointly with the collective ones. It […]
While driving near home, I notice archeologists’ tents on one of the yellowish fields on the slopes of Tel Megiddo. Is there real history hiding under the cropped barley? The guard who says they will be excavating for three more days only. Tel Megiddo is a very special archaeological mound; its 27 layres are orgenized […]
Dalia, my new friend, lives in Nagoya for a few months by now. We met through mail introduction by a mutual friend who knew we share deep love to Japanese culture. We exchanged mails, pictures, suggestions. Last week, she came for a holiday visit, and we were having a long conversation in my studio. Before […]
Finally- reality meets fantasy! After over ten posts about my Mound Hacking project, and sending links around the world, I got a wonderful surprising e-mail. Dr Helen Wickstead is a REAL Archaeologist, working in the UK. This is what she wrote: “ I am very interested in your project and wonder if you might be interested in […]
My current site-specific art project is intervening in the time lines of actual Tells [mounds] and archaeological sites around the Mediterranean. I am visiting Pompeii. I offered the pond in Pompiie a ceramic shard. A group of Japanese tourists came closer. Will they will notice anything extraordinary? I stood and watched. . It seemed they did not […]