Valley Stream North High School Alumni

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Dr. Richard A. Freund

Dr. Richard A. Freund

Class of 1972

Dr. Richard A. Freund is actually a class of 1973 alumnus but graduated early (1972) to begin his college studies abroad in Israel during his what would have been his senior year at North in 1973. He is Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies and the Maurice Greenberg Professor of History at the University of Hartford. He has directed six archaeological projects in Israel and three projects in Europe on behalf of the University including: Bethsaida, Qumran (Dead Sea Scrolls), the Cave of Letters, Nazareth, Yavne, Har Karkom (Mount Sinai), as well as archaeological projects in Burgos and Cadiz, Spain (Atlantis/Tarshish) and at the site of the extermination camp at Sobibor, Poland. He has appeared in 16 television documentaries on archaeology including the most recent National Geographic program, Finding Atlantis. PBS NOVA’s produced a program, Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land, based upon his book, Secrets of the Cave of Letters, and his work has been featured on the History Channel, Discovery, and CNN’s After Jesus. Articles on his excavations have appeared in Biblical Archaeology Review, National Geographic, Time Magazine, and Reader’s Digest. Dr. Freund is the author or co-author of eight books, including six books on archaeology and over one hundred scholarly articles. His most recent book is Digging through the Bible: Ancient Archaeology and the Modern Bible (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009) was a finalist for a book of the year award. He has just finished a new book, Digging through History: Atlantis to the Holocaust, that will be out in 2011 (Rowman & Littlefield).

Recent Members

Daniel Parella 2001
Jane Brady 1970
Jill Ross 1967
Judy K 1971
June June Cozens 1960
Mark Rosen 1966
Mary Mary Pace 1975
Philip Catalano 1968

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