BAR 28:02, Mar/Apr 2002
David Jacobson (Herods Roman Temple) holds a doctorate in materials science and is a specialist on the Temple Mount. He has published widely on the Herodian period, including previous articles in BAR and a book, Below the Temple Mount in Jerusalem (with Shimon Gibson), on the Temple Mounts underground remains, based on previously unpublished material in the archives of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
Nikos Kokkinos (Herods Horrid Death) recently organized an international conference at the British Museum, The World of the Herods and the Nabataeans. He is the author of Antonia Augusta (Routledge, 1992) and The Herodian Dynasty (Sheffield, 1998). Formerly a research fellow at the Institute of Archaeology in London, he has excavated at sites in Israel, Syria, Turkey and Greece, and he is currently planning a survey of Herodian Peraea in Jordan.