852 – Rami Khouri and the Temple at Pella
This program from the Book & the Spade archives goes back to 2002, an interview with Rami Khouri on the archaeology of Pella. Pella is known in history as the place of refuge for first century Christians who fled Jerusalem when it was attacked by Rome during the first Jewish revolt. But within the last ten years quite a bit of archaeology has been done there, delving into earlier periods. And one of the things they found is a very large pagan temple.
Rami Khouri is a highly respected journalist who is currently editor-at-large for the Daily Star of Lebanon. He writes about Middle Eastern politics mostly, these days, but his real love is archaeology.