Vassilios Tzaferis

Vassilios Tzaferis (d. 2015) is a former Greek Orthodox monk who has written extensively about monks and monasteries in the Byzantine period. He excavated numerous sites within Israel including Beth Shean, Capernaum, Tel Dan and in Jerusalem. He is a member of the Supreme Archaeological Council in Israel and served as the Director of Excavations and Surveys at the Israel Antiquities Authority from 1991 to 2001.

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