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FGCU Renaissance Academy Presents Archaeology and History of Jerusalem Lecture Series

FORT MYERS, FL - The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University begins its winter/spring 2011 History, Law & Government lecture program with a presentation by Bernard Alpert, chief archaeologist at Tel Marisha, Israel, in conjunction with the Israeli Department of Antiquities, and Fran Alpert, a lecturer and guide in Israel with 30 years' experience. "Archaeology & History of Jerusalem" is a three-part lecture series to be held Wednesdays, Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. at 1010 5th Avenue South in Naples. The cost of this lecture series is $60 and pre-registration is required. Online registration and additional information is available at or by calling (239) 434-4737.

Among the Renaissance Academy's offerings are affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, travel abroad programs and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers. Course fees are typically $25 per lecture, and provide access to Academy programs located at 12 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.

For more information or a free catalog of offerings, contact The Renaissance Academy at (239) 425-3272.

For more information, media representatives should contact the FGCU director of Continuing Education and the Renaissance Academy John Guerra at (239) 434-4838 or

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