The Old City of Jerusalem; looking east with the ridge of Mount Olives – Mount Scopus towering behind the city, and the arid regions of the Judaean Desert in the background.
The Michigan summer-program on the so-called “Tower of David” in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Analyzing a model of Byzantine Jerusalem at the “Tower of David” museum in Jerusalem.
The Ecce Homo arch in the Old City of Jerusalem in a 19th century lithograph by Werner.
The Ecce Homo arch in the Old City of Jerusalem in a picture from 1858, as it was exposed during the construction of the Sisters of Zion Convent.
The Arch of Titus in Rome.
A detail on the Arch of Titus in Rome showing the sacred vessels of the Jerusalem Temple as they taken away after the Roman destruction.
The Church of Santa Pudenziana in Rome.
The apse mosaic at the Church of Santa Pudenziana in Rome, showing Jesus and the Apostles, with the cityscape of Jerusalem in the background and the hill of Golgotha at the center.
The mosaic floor of the synagogue at Hammat Tiberias with the representation of the zodiac and the four seasons in the middle and liturgical items at the top.
With Michigan summer-program at the baths of Diocletian in Rome.
: The city forum of Pompeii in Italy with mount Vesuvius in the background.
With Michigan summer-program in the hot room (caldarium) of the Stabian baths in Pompeii.
Deciphering an inscription on a statue base outside the Stabian baths in Pompeii.
The Bunting map from 1581 depicting the world as cloverleaf (the city symbol of Hanover) and Jerusalem at its center.
A fragment from a Jewish prayer book representing a section from the Holiday liturgy (from the University of Michigan papyri collection).
On the foothill of Masada in the Judaean Desert.