Mr. Oren Gutfeld - Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Born in Jaffa in 1968 and raised in the Upper Galilee town of Safed, Oren Gutfeld earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology, carrying out post-doctoral research in the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Oren has over twenty years’ experience in directing archaeological excavations, including the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, the Early Islamic city of Ramla, Herod’s palace-fortresses at Herodium and Hyrcania, and the village of Beit Loya in the Judean Lowland, inhabited from the Iron Age to the Mamluk period. 

For several years, he has been collaborating with UVU on the Beit Lehi Israel Archaeology Project. In early 2017, Dr. Gutfeld announced his discovery of the 12th Dead Sea Scroll Cave. He is also a seasoned tour guide and lecturer, working with The Hebrew University, the Israel Museum, Tel Aviv University, and the Tourism Ministry, as well as with private groups from both Israel and abroad.

Click here for more information on the discovery of the 12th Dead Sea Scroll Cave.

Archaeology Digital Display by Department of Engineering Design Technology.

Archaeology Digital Display by Department of Engineering Design Technology. 

Mr. Oren Gutfeld gave a presentation to publics about his recent discovery of the 12th Dead Sea Scroll Cave outside of Qumran.

Mr. Oren Gutfeld gave a presentation to publics about his recent discovery of the 12th Dead Sea Scroll Cave outside of Qumran.

Mr. Oren Gutfeld with Baldomero Lago and Amy Barnett from the Office for Global Engagement.

Mr. Oren Gutfeld with Baldomero Lago and Amy Barnett from the Office for Global Engagement.

Mr. Oren Gutfeld with President Holland.

 

Mr. Oren Gutfeld with President Holland and UVU student.