UNO is responsible for Bethsaida Archaeology, which includes management of the annual dig, the Batchelder Conference and the museum. UNO professor, Dr. Rami Arav, is director of excavations. However, the project is possible through the contributions of the Bethsaida Consortium and Partners. The work at Bethsaida engages scholars, students, and other volunteers from diverse disciplines and from institutions all over the world. Together we uncover the ancient city of Bethsaida.
Check out the Bethsaida Field Reports, cataloging our digs dating back to 2003.
Become a member
Your institution can join the Bethsaida Excavations Consortium. Benefits include free room and board for student group leaders and membership on the consortium board. Membership dues are $2,500 per year. To inquire about joining, contact:
Kristy Leahy Pape
Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Lead Excavator
There are several ways an individual can support Bethsaida. Donations can be made to Bethsaida Archaeology, specific scholarships and projects, and by purchasing merchandise. Explore ways to Support Bethsaida today!
Each fall, UNO hosts the Batchelder Biblical Archaeology Conference, which draws leading authorities in the field of archaeology and biblical research from around the world.
The 2015 conference dates are November 12 to 14.
Visit our News and Events page for details as the conference draws closer.