Richard Nowitz

ON THE COVER: Interviews with Benjamin Mazar, patriarch of Israeli archaeologists, and his nephew, Amihai, span a half century of excavation in the land of Israel. “Benjamin Mazar Reminisces” and BAR Interviews Amihai Mazar—A New Generation of Israeli Archaeologists Comes of Age” take us from the elder Mazar’s pioneering probe of Beth She’arim in 1936 to Amihai’s vision of a specialized and technologically advanced future for Israeli archaeology.