Guy Stiebel


Dr. Guy D. Stiebel is a senior lecturer in Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Tel Aviv University, Israel and the Head of the archaeological expedition to the World Heritage site: Masada 🇮🇱.

He earned his PhD at UCL for the study of militaria in Roman Palestine and held a post-doctorate position in the Hebrew University for the study of the realia of the Dead-Sea War Scroll. Stiebel has published extensively on military archaeology and history, the interface between text and matter and the archaeology of Jerusalem. Stiebel co-edited in the past decade the scientific series New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and Its Region and the book: Roman Jerusalem: A New Old City (JRA Supplementary). His monograph Arms, Men and Society in Roman Judaea is due in 2020 (T&T Clark, Bloomsbury).

As the Head of the Neustadter Family archaeological expedition to Masada he returned in 2017 to the field. The new discoveries, most notably the horticulture and viniculture of King Herod, were recognized by the Third Shanghai Archaeological Forum, being awarded one of the 10 World discoveries in Archaeology.

Stiebel was recently nominated by Israel’s Minister of Culture as the Chair of the Israel Archaeological Council.   

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