This week w're speaking with Prof. Eric Cline about his newest book, “Digging up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon.” Cline is Professor of Classics and Anthropology at The George Washington University in DC and the author or editor of over 20 books.
It’s a work of non-fiction, but some of the tales he tells here are frankly juicy and that’s pretty amazing since it’s about the early days of Chicago’s Oriental Institute and its 1920s and 30s excavations at northern Israel’s Megiddo.
Megiddo is known both in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles as a place of great battles. For come Christians, it is the site of the final battle.
Cline spent 20 years co-directing the current excavations at Megiddo until 2014. Today, when not hampered by COVID restrictions, he is a co-director of the Tel Kabri excavations.
Image: Prof. Eric Cline at Megiddo (courtesy)