Professor of Bible and Archaeology at the Faculty of Theology of Lugano, director of the Istituto di Cultura e Archeologia delle Terre Bibliche.
Chercheur associé at the École biblique at archéologique française of Jerusalem, he is in charge of the publication of the final report on the archaeological excavations at the caves of the Qumran area. He directed excavations at Qumran Caves 3Q and 11Q, and surveys at Caves 1Q, 2Q and 6Q.
He leads the research project “The Great Isaiah Scroll: A Biography” in collaboration with Hagit Maoz, curator of the Shrine of the Book. The book The Caves of Qumran (Leiden 2016), edited by him, won the “Best scholarly book in archaeology” award by the Biblical Archaeology Society in 2019. He is the founder and director of the summer school of archaeology “Gerusalemme” (www.archaeojerusalem.org).
Matthew J. Adams
Archaeologist, Dorot director of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem and president of American Archaeology Abroad. He has worked on several archaeological projects in Egypt and Israel, and is currently director of the Jezreel Valley Regional Project, co-director of the Megiddo Expedition, and co-director of the Solomon’s Pools Archaeological Project.
Eugenio Alliata, ofm
Archaeologist, professor of Christian archaeology at the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum in Jerusalem, he is director of the Archaeological Museum of the Flagellation (Terra Sancta Museum).
He has participated in numerous excavations in Israel and Jordan. He directed the excavations at Mount Nebo, at Kafr Cana, at the Latin Cemetery on Mount Zion.
His main research areas include on the coinages of the late Persian period, but he has also worked on Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Crusaders and Modern time coinages.
He has taken part to a number of archaeological expeditions in Israel and Jordan, publishing numerous articles on their numismatic findings, in particular on the coins found at the excavations of the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem.
She participated in numerous excavations in Israel with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, involving Masada, the Herodium, and Sepphoris among others.
Epigraphist, Directeur de recherche emeritus at the Center national de la recherche scientifique and professor emeritus at the École biblique et archéologique française in Jerusalem. He has published several volumes in the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert series, editio princeps of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He was the director of the Revue de Qumrân. The Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres awarded him the “Charles Clermont-Ganneau Prize” for Semitic epigraphy. He is one of the leading experts on Qumran.
Architect, passionate about art history, she has been involved in the design and setting up of a number of exhibitions in Lombardy and has collaborated on several occasions with the Faculty of Theology of Lugano, organizing conferences on biblical studies. Since 2009 she has been helping professor Marcello Fidanzio with the technical organization of the summer archeology courses in Jerusalem.