Dan Bahat is one of Israel's leading archaeologists and a senior lecturer at the Land of Israel Studies at Bar-Ilan University. He is also associate professor at the University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto.
He is an expert on the Temple Mount, Herod's Palace, and the 1,600- foot tunnel that runs under the western retaining wall of the Temple Mount.
Bahat served as Jerusalem district archaeologist from 1978 to 1990; for a dozen years before that, he was district archaeologist for the Galilee. Bahat has directed digs at Tel Dan, the Beth-Shean synagogue and Herod's Palace in Jerusalem, among other sites. He has published extensively on the history of Jerusalem, including multiple articles for the Biblical Archaeology Review.