Digging through History follows rabbi and archaeologist Richard Freund's journey through some of the most fascinating archaeological sites of human history—including the mysterious Atlantis, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the long-buried Holocaust camp Sobibor. Each chapter takes readers through a different archaeological site, showing what we can learn about past religious life and religious faith through the artifacts found there, as well as what has given each site such strong "staying power" over time.
Richard Freund and the research in Digging through History are featured in the National Geographic documentary Atlantis Rising, which premieres on National Geographic on Sunday, January 29, at 9/8 central. The documentary follows Oscar-winning executive producer James Cameron and Emmy-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici as they investigate the myths and realities of Atlantis. Digging through History is the only book that details Freund’s groundbreaking research on Atlantis that is featured in the film. A free app, “Archaeology Quest: Atlantis” is also available for iPhone and Android users who want to explore Freund’s newest information on Atlantis.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; September 2012
- ISBN 9781442208841
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: Digging through History
- Author: Richard A. Freund
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
In The Press
Elegantly written and a fascinating account of how the archaeologist Richard Freund encounters the evidence placed before him. This account is directed to the layman; there is no fussy academic speak; it is clear and to the point.
Richard Freund is one of our most sought after lecturers. Any student of history who is able to attend his lectures is in for an exhilarating experience.
About The Author
Richard A. Freund is Maurice Greenberg Professor of Jewish History and director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford. An archaeologist and ordained rabbi, he has been featured on National Geographic, NOVA, CNN, and the History and Discovery Channels. He is the author of several books, including Digging through the Bible, and he lives in Hartford, CT.