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Ancient Israel: Archaeology & Sites


Akko (Acre) (Acre-Communal) Hospitaller Center. Acre - Communal Hall. Hospitaller Center Conservation of the Halls

Ancient Near East Site Maps Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. This first installment of the Oriental Institute Map Series presents seven Site Maps covering the ancient Near East (Egypt, Sudan, The Levant, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran), locating primary archaeological sites, modern cities, and river courses set against a plain background.

Ancient Syria Site Map Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. This first installment of the Oriental Institute Map Series presents seven Site Maps covering the ancient Near East (Egypt, Sudan, The Levant, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran), locating primary archaeological sites, modern cities, and river courses set against a plain background. They enlarge to 300 dpi.

Ashkelon From David Schloen at Harvard, and ABZU and the Oriental Institute, discussion of the recent discoveries at this Canaanite, Philistine, and Phoenician occupation.

ASHKELON EXCAVATIONS Professor Lawrence E. Stager Harvard University Ashkelon Excavations The Semitic Museum

Atlit-Yam Underwater archaeology of a pre-pottery neolithic occupation site, an abstract from the Journal of Field Archaeology.

Bethsaida Recent investigations description from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Caesarea Caesarea update from Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 3D Heritage Recording of Archaeological Sites & Features at Caesarea

Caesarea Expeditions The official home of the Combined Caesarea Expeditions, an amphibious research project that joins excavation of the terrestrial remains of Caesarea Maritima with underwater investigation of the site's ancient harbor.

Caesarea Expeditions Construction of the Harbour Mole. The official home of the Combined Caesarea Expeditions, an amphibious research project that joins excavation of the terrestrial remains of Caesarea Maritima with underwater investigation of the site's ancient harbor. The University of Maryland and the University of Haifa sponsor the project, along with a group of distinguished participating institutions.

Caesarea Maritima A joint project of the University of Maryland and the University of Haifa, excavations at a city built by Herod the Great between 22 and 10 B.C. to honor the emperor Caesar Augustus.

Colby-related Archaeological Projects in Israel Colby-related Archaeological Projects in Israel: Department of Religious Studies; Colby College, Waterville, Maine 04901. "Archaeology at Colby College draws together faculty and students from the Departments of Religious Studies, Anthropology, Classics, and Geology in an interdisciplinary collaboration which has proved to be both stimulating and rewarding. This page offers to interested readers some recent reports of archaeological work conducted by Colby College students and staff in Israel. This resource is experimental and still under development however we anticipate that new materials will be added regularly."

Dor Maritime Archaeology Proj. 2000 Underwater archaeology off the coast of Israel includes investigation of a 17th Century Ottoman ship wrecksite, a joint project by the Nautical Archaeological Society, Dor Maritime Archaeological Project, and the Center for Maritime Studies.

Ein Gedi Excavation Institute of Archaeology - Hebrew University

En Haseva An Iron Age fortress, discussed in a Biblical Archaeologist 58(4) 1995 article by Rudolph Cohen and Yigal Yisrael

Giv'ot Reved A Roman period pastoral camp, in the Negev Desert, an abstract from the Journal of Field Archaeology.

Grar Chalcolithic site, among the earliest versions of pastoralist villages of the Near Eastern fellahin, or peasants; an abstract from the Journal of Field Archaeology.

Inscriptions from the Land of Israel Inscriptions from the Land of Israel: Michael L. Satlow. This project seeks to collect and make available all the inscriptions from the Land of Israel that date from the Hellenistic period (c. 330 BCE) through the Persian conquest (614 C.E.). These inscriptions were written and carved in stone (and other durable materials) and inlaid in mosaics. They were written in Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, and Greek by Jews, Christians, and pagans. [University of Virginia]

Israel from the Air [At israel.gov] Israel from the Air [At israel.gov] Pictures of archeological sites derived from the many peoples who built and ruled upon this land. Pictures of David's city, Masada, Acre, Meggido, Qumran, among others. Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Khirbet Shema A reanalysis of the synagogue structures, by Jodi Magness, an abstract from the Journal of Field Archaeology.

Map of Iron Age Sites [Archaeology] [Israel]

Megiddo The city of Armaggedon in the bible

Nahal Hemar Cave Excavations have identified the earliest glue, dated to 8,310-8,110 BP, an abstract from Archaeology Magazine.

Nahal Tillah Archaeological Project From the University of California at Davis, research on the protodynastic Egyptian presence in Canaan.

Nahal Tillah: Regional Archaeological Project in Israel Nahal Tillah: Regional Archaeological Project in Israel. "This project will obtain new archaeological data from southern Israel to examine the role of early Egyptian civilization in the rise of urban communities in the southern Levant during the late 4th-3rd millennium BC." [Univ. of Southern California at San Diego]

Netiv Hagdud Early Neolithic village site in the Lower Jordan Valley, article abstract from the Journal of Field Archaeology.

Rekhes Nafha Excavations from the Peabody Museum at Harvard, on this late prehistoric pastoral occupation.

Sacred Geometry Unlocking the Secret of the Temple Mount. An article in Biblical Archaeology Review by David Jacobson, comparing Ritmeyer and Kaufman`s ideas about the location of the Temple Mount to his own.

Sepphoris Excavation report run by the University of Florida

Sha'ar Hagolan Neolithic (supposedly 8000-7500 years ago) village with clay and pebble figurines and incised pebbles, making it the largest prehistoric art center in Israel. Excavations by the Hebrew University.

Shikhin (Asochis) Also by James Strange at the University of Florida and others, investigations at this biblical site.

Shiqmim From Israel Museum, Jerusalem, a brief description about this Chalcolithic site.

Tel Dan At a site in northern Israel, several stone fragments were found with highly controversial Aramaic inscriptions. Extensive archeological digs in the area have uncovered much of this ancient city along with the mizbayach that once stood here. Many of the finds can be seen in a museum nearby.

Tel Dor Archaeological Expedition Videos from 2007-2008 Expeditions

Tel Dor Excavation Proj. Hebrew Univ

Tel Dor Excavations Excavations at this Canaanite-Medieval occupation site

Tel en-Nasbeh From Jeffrey Zorn at Cornell, excavations at a site occupied beginning in the Late Chalcolithic, and with substantial occupations in Iron Age and Babylonian/Persian periods.

Tel es Safi From Bar Ilan University, excavations at the historic site of Gath, with archaeological evidence dated to the 9th century BC site

Tel Halif The Lahav Research Project, a joint project of the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the Cobb Institute at Missisippi State, occupied from Chalcolithic times through the Israelite period.

Tel Hazor The largest biblical-era site in Israel, ongoing excavations directed by Amnon Ben-Tor, Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University.

Tel Hazor The largest biblical-era site in Israel. Tel Hazor a brief description from Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Tel Miqne-Ekron A joint project of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research and others, excavations at one of the Philistine Pentapolis, during Iron Age I and II periods.

Tel Miqne-Ekron Recent discoveries a brief description from Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Pottery at Tel-Miqne Ekron

Tel Tanninim A field school run by Rutgers University on this site, occupied during the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine and Crusader eras.

Tel Yaqush An early Bronze Age village, occupied continuously for nearly 1,000 years, excavated by the Oriental Institute.

Tell Bethsaida From the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a report of field school investigations at what was probably a fortified city known as Zer in the Hebrew Bible.

Tell Dothan Excavated in the 1960s, this project concerns the report publication, partly here on the web. Dr. Robert Cooley of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Tell Ein Zippori 1999 Sepphoris Excavation Sepphoris Regional Project, sponsored by Duke University, Wake Forest University and the University of Connecticut

Tell el Ifshar Dynamics of Cereal Production during the Middle Bronze Age, an article by Miriam C. Chernoff and Samuel M. Paley in the Journal of Field Archaeology.

Tell `Ein Zippori The USF Excavations at Sepphoris Sepphoris Regional Project, sponsored by Duke University, Wake Forest University and the University of Connecticut

The Hazor Excavations Some past excavation details as well as seasonal reports. a joint project of the Hebrew University, Complutense University of Madrid and the Israel Exploration Society. Currently being excavated are Israelite private and administrative buildings, a Canaanite high place and a large palace. Impressive works of art and four cuneiform tablets - part of Hazor's archives - have been unearthed in the past 6 seasons.

The Pilate Inscription The Pilate Inscription [text & interpretation] Language: Latin; Medium: limestone; Size: 82 centimeters high 65 centimeters wide; Length: 4 lines of writing; Genre: Building Dedication Dedicator: Pontius Pilate (praefect of Judea) Approximate Date: 26-37 CE; Place of Discovery: Caesarea, Israel; Date of Discovery: 1961; Current Location: Israel Museum(Jerusalem)

The Temple Mount In Jerusalem, Leen Ritmeyer relates his discoveries of the 500 cubit square Temple Mount, built by King Hezekiah, the location of Solomon's Temple.

Topographical Maps of Sites in Israel Topographical Maps of Israel. Inscriptions of the Land of Israel: Browse by Maps. This map goes into great detail with AUTOCAD renderings of the site, with links to inscriptions and pictures. Ancient map of Israel

Valley of Jezreel A Slide Show. The Jezreel Valley stands between two mountain ranges, those of Galilee in the north and Samaria in the south. Today, several cities stand in this strategic area.

Widow's Petition Ostracon This pottery was discovered with 8 lines of Hebrew text. Legal Petition written around the 9th"7th centuries BCE.

Yiftahel Pre-Pottery Neolithic B village, Lower Gallilee, an abstract from the Journal of Field Archaeology.

Zippori Information on the 1998 field season run by Hebrew University.

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