David Harris

ON THE COVER: Why is this man smiling? Perhaps because as he turns 90 he is still pursuing the life he loves: Avraham Biran continues to direct excavations at Tel Dan (now the longest-running excavation in Israel), and he is still making fabulous discoveries (the famous “House of David” inscription, to name just one). In the “Biran at Ninety” interview, an upcoming birthday inspires Biran to reflect on the unusual circumstances that brought him where he is today.