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The Mediterranean Banquet typically occurs on the Saturday night of Archaeology Discovery Weekend, often featuring conversations with lecturers and something in keeping with the theme of the weekend.

  • Cost: $50.00

CNEA - Mediterranean Banquet

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Tickets to the Mediterranean Banquet are $50. Payment can be made at the time of the banquet.

November 15-16, 2014

Archaeology Discovery Weekend is an annual event in mid-November, sponsored by the Center for Near Eastern Archaeology and organized by its Archaeology Planning Committee. The schedule typically involves Saturday afternoon and evening and most of Sunday. Events include Lectures by world-class scholars on a common theme, a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean banquet, a Teachers Workshop, a Kids Dig, hands-on lab activities, and a genuine Bedouin Hospitality Tent set up for refreshments.

The sixth annual Archaeology Discovery Weekend will feature the intriguing world of Maritime Archaeology, also known as Marine Archaeology, Nautical Archaeology, or Underwater Archaeology. Topics of interest:

Recovered shipwrecks on Cyprus (Kyrenia) and in Turkey (Uluburun)
The maritime travels of the Sea Peoples
The Mediterranean harbors at Carthage, Caesarea Maritima, and possible Ashkelon
The Galilee Boat
Roman maritime activity on the Dead Sea

Specialists from around the world will present their research.

Past weekend subjects

2013 - Jerusalem
2012 - Cyprus
2011 - Egypt
2010 - Mesopotamia, with a focus on Nineveh
2009 - Jordan, with a focus on Petra