Leen Ritmeyer



Archaeologist and architect Dr. Leen Ritmeyer, born in 1945, decoded the Temple Mount in Jerusalem over a period of more than 30 years research. In his book The Quest, he summarizes the best and most reliable documents on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem looking at the 3,000 year period from King David’s time until the present day. The main focus is on the Temple of Herod the Great, one of the most magnificent and impressive buildings of ancient time.


Originally from Holland, Dr. Leen Ritmeyer has served as site architect on major excavations in Jerusalem and throughout Israel. His archaeological reconstruction drawings have appeared in numerous books and journals, both popular and academic as well as numerous TV projects. Among the restoration sites he has directed are the Byzantine Cardo and the Herodian Villas in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.


He holds a doctorate from the University of Manchester, England, with his dissertation on "The Architectural Development of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem". He has lectured widely in Israel, the U.S., Germany, the U.K. and Australia. He has also taught at the University of Leeds and at Trinity College, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


After teaching Hebrew and the History of Israel at Heritage College in Adelaide, Australia from July 2002 – 2007, he returned to the UK in 2008 with his wife Kathleen and five children.


Leen and Kathleen continue working as archaeological consultants. Recent consultancy projects have been for a Hollywood movie company, National Geographic, the ESV Study Bible and as the historical and archaeological advisor for The Messiah In The Temple project.

More information about the Ritmeyers www.ritmeyer.com