Dr. Meir Edrey 2018-2019
Meir Edrey has received his PhD from the department of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, in 2016. His dissertation, titled ‘The Phoenicians in the Eastern Mediterranean During the Iron Age I-III, ca. 1200-332 BCE: Ethnicity and Identity in Light of the Material Culture’, dealt extensively with the Phoenician culture in the southern Levant with a special focus on expressions of religion and cult. Since then, he has expanded his interest of the Phoenicians to the western Mediterranean as well. He is currently working on material from Kabri, Achziv and other sites along the Levantine coast.