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Join us at 9:30 am Pacific on December 7th for the third lecture in the Badè Museum‘s virtual series, Women and Gender in the Phoenician Homeland and Diaspora.

This program is hosted by the Badè Museum in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Archaeological Research Facility (ARF)  and East Carolina University. All the lectures in this series can be watched live on the ARF YouTube channel or later on the ARF & Bade YouTube channels.

Dr. Wissam Khalil and Karim Fadlallah will present The cult of Astarte within the coastal grottos of Adloun and Kharayeb in southern Lebanon

Wissam Kahlil is a Lebanese archaeologist and researcher with more than 20 years of experience in the field of archaeological research and directing archaeological projects in Lebanon, the Middle East, and Europe. He specializes in archaeological excavation, survey, the study of rural settlements, and historical topography.

In 2009, he earned his PhD in Archaeology from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and started lecturing at the Department of Arts and Archaeology of the Lebanese University. In 2012, he was promoted to Associate Professor, and in 2021, he was elected chair of the Archaeology Department in Sidon (2021-2023).

In his career, he was engaged in multiple collaborative and interdisciplinary projects that involve Lebanese and European researchers from the fields of underwater archaeology, genetic studies, geo-archaeology, chemical analysis of ceramics, geophysics, and 3-dimensional scan of archaeological monuments and features. The result of these multiple research collaborations has been various publications in high-impact-factor journals, as well as applied work in the field.