Did you know that an ancient archaeological site helped understand a World War II battle? In this episode we speak to Prof. Eric Cline about archaeology in the Levant, touching on the life of an archaeologist at famous Bronze Age archaeological sites such as Megiddo, Armageddon, Tel Kabri and more!
Eric Cline is an author, historian, archaeologist, and professor of ancient history and archaeology at The George Washington University. He has written more than 20 books, the latest being Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon (2020). In this interview, Eric chats all about the site of Megiddo, it’s importance and why it was abandoned, the mysterious Sea Peoples, his book 1177 BE The Year Civilization Collapsed, and the Bronze Age Collapse in general.
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