American School of Classical Studies at Athens
British School at Athens
Mark Letteney, Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellow
This event is hosted by AthENIS (Athens Early-Career Network of International Scholars), the new group for postgrads and postdocs, showcasing early-career researchers' current projects and working papers in an informal and constructive environment.
The Pools of Solomon were the major water source for Jerusalem from the reign of Hadrian until the early twentieth century, but they have never been systematically studied. Mark Letteney reports on the first excavations.
Mark Letteney is an intellectual historian and an archaeologist. He is currently the Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University. Mark will move to the University of Southern California in the fall as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, where he will pursue research on landscape transformation in Late Antiquity. He serves as a field archaeologist with the excavation of the Roman 6th Legion at Legio, Israel, and he is the co-director of the Solomon’s Pools Archaeological Project.