kinneret college

Dal Kinneret a San Pietro

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    A group of History and Archaeology students form from the Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee came to visit the Vatican, accompanied by Prof. of History of Early Christianity Jakov  Ashkenazi and the Head of the Institute for Galilean Archaeology Prof. Mordechay Aviam.
     
    Their visit to the Necropolis under St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican was kindly offered and organized by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, President of Fabbrica di San Pietro, and introduced by Prof. Pietro Zander who greeted them on the Cardinal's behalf (he also wrote a book on the site).
     


    The visit to the Santa Rosa necropolis was made possible thanks to the good auspices of H.R.E. Monsignor Giuseppe Sciacca, Secretary General of the Governorate of Vatican City and the precious support of Prof. Sandro Barbagallo.



    The students visited this important burial site, which is not open to the public yet,  guided by the archaeologists who are currently working on the site, Dr. Giandomenico Spinola and his colleagues.


    The visit was organized by the Israeli Embassy's cultural officer, Mz. Barbara Bianchi as part of the embassy's academic exchange activities