Amihai "Ami" Mazar
(Hebrew: עמיחי מזר; born 1942) was born in Haifa, Israel in the then British Mandate of Palestine. He is a Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has directed excavations at Tel Qasile, Timnah, Beth Shean, and Tel Rehov, and is the author of the prize winning book, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume I: 10,000-586 B.C.E. (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library)
. In 2009, he was awarded the Israel Prize for archaeological research.
In the film, Inside Jerusalem: Identity and the Ancient Past
, Professor Mazar comments on the archaeology of the City of David, the original site of the ancient City of Jerusalem, during the Middle Bronze period through to the Iron II Period when it was the capital city of the Kingdom of Judah.