Citations with the tag: EXCAVATIONS (Archaeology) -- Israel

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  • Hazor at the Beginning of the Iron Age.
    Ben-Ami, Doron // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p101 

    The article focuses on excavations of the ancient Iron Age Israelite city of Hazor located in Israel. The article discusses the destruction of the Canaanite city of Hazor, the ruins of Canaanite buildings such as a ceremonial palace and evidence of a cult in Hazor during the Iron Age. The...

  • Conservation and Restoration at Hazor.
    Cohen, Orna // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p118 

    The article focuses on the conservation and restoration of buildings uncovered during excavations of the ancient city of Hazor in Israel. The article discusses the involvement of the Israeli National Parks Authority so that the sites could me more accessible to visitors, structures restored...

  • Archaeologists find 'earliest church' in Holy Land.
    Cohen, Orna // Christian Century; 11/29/2005, Vol. 122 Issue 24, p18 

    The article reports on the discovery of ancient church remnants in the excavated grounds of Megiddo Prison in Israel. The discovery was made by prisoner Ramil Razilo who was removing rubble when his shovel uncovered the edge of a large mosaic floor. An inscription on the floor stated that a...

  • Tel Masos: A Biblical Site in the Negev.
    Fritz, Volkmar // Archaeology; Sep/Oct83, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p30 

    Focuses on the artifacts in Tel Masos, an extinct village in the eastern Negev in Israel. Desert life in the village; Existence of wells in the Tel Masos region making it attractive to the Bedouins; History of settlements in Tel Masos; Excavations carried out in Tel Masos as a joint...

  • New evidence for the processing of wild cereal grains at Ohalo II, a 23 000-year-old campsite on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel.
    Nadel, Dani; Piperno, Dolores R.; Holst, Irene; Snir, Ainit; Weiss, Ehud // Antiquity; Dec2012, Vol. 86 Issue 334, p990 

    Traces of starch found on a large fiat stone discovered in the hunter-fisher-gatherer site of Ohalo II famously represent the first identification of Upper Palaeolithic grinding of grasses. Given the importance of this discovery for the use of edible grain, further analyses have now been...

  • Rural Settlement in the Vicinity of Yavneh in the Byzantine Period: A Religio-Archaeological Perspective.
    FISCHER, MOSHE; TAXEL, ITAMAR // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; May2008, Issue 350, p7 

    This article deals with the rural vicinity of the towns of Yavneh and Yawleh-Yam (on Israel's coastal plain) in the Byzantine period (ca. mid-fourth to mid-seventh centuries C.E.), and synthesizes archaeological data relating to the Jewish, Christian, and Samaritan populations of this region....

  • Just Past? The Making of Israeli Archaeology.
    Hallote, Rachel // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; May2008, Issue 350, p109 

    The article reviews the book "Just Past? The Making of Israeli Archaeology," by Raz Kletter.

  • The Deep and the Shallow: The Role of Natufian Bedrock Features at Rosh Zin, Central Negev, Israel.
    NADEL, DANI; ROSENBERG, DANNY; YESHURUN, REUVEN // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Aug2009, Issue 355, p1 

    The Natufian material remains include ample evidence for complex social and ritual life, and even heavy "hints" for incipient cereal/legume agriculture. The Natufians were innovative in many ways, particularly in their stone use and stone working. Interestingly, the scores of known Late Natufian...

  • The Ancient Synagogue at Nabratein.
    MAGNESS, JODI // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; May2010, Issue 358, p61 

    A literary criticism of "Excavations at Ancient Habratein: Synagogue and Environs," by Eric M. Meyers and Carol L. Meyers is presented. It talks about the excavations of a synagogue at Habratein and suggests that the published evidence indicates there was only one synagogue building at the...

  • Response to Jodi Magness's Review of the Final Publication of Nabratein.
    MEYERS, ERIC M.; MEYERS, CAROL L. // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Aug2010, Issue 359, p67 

    The article presents a response by the authors of the book "Excavations at Ancient Nabratein: Synagogue and Environs" to a critical review by professor Jodi Magness. They state that her conclusion that the synagogues were erroneously dated fails to consider the fact that the chronological range...

  • The Peqi'in Cave: A Chalcolithic Cemetery in Upper Galilee, Israel.
    Gal, Zvi; Shalem, Dina; Smithline, Howard // Near Eastern Archaeology; Dec2011, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p196 

    The article discusses the excavation of a Chalcolithic cemetery and burial cave in Peqi'in, Upper Galilee, Israel, discovered in 1995. The author gives an overview of objects found in excavation, including ossuaries, burial jars, fenestrated chalices, figurines, and other vessels. The author...

  • Ship Graffiti in Burial Cave 557 at Maresha.
    Haddad, Elie; Artzy, Michal // Near Eastern Archaeology; Dec2011, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p236 

    The article discusses ship graffiti found in Burial Cave 557 during the excavation of the Maresha, or Marissa, site in Israel. The author describes two stone drawings depicting merchantmen, or "navis oneraria," ships dating from the Hellenistic period and compares them to extant ships from the...

  • Dark History of the White Death.
    Wingerson, Lois // Archaeology; Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p43 

    The article discusses Neolithic human remains discovered at Atlit-Yam, Israel, that show signs of tuberculosis (TB) and talks about the ongoing relationship between humans and TB. The article talks about how drug-resistant TB strains are currently emerging and research on the genetic aspects of...

  • The Iron Age Remains at Tel Nagila.
    SHAI, ITZHAQ; MAEIR, AREN M.; ILAN, DAVID; UZIEL, JOE // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Aug2011, Issue 363, p25 

    The paper presents the preliminary results of the analysis of the Iron Age finds from Tel Nagila. The excavations, which took place in the early 1960s under the direction of R. Amiran and A. Eitan, revealed three Iron Age strata. Through the lens of these finds, we reflect on Tel Nagila as an...

  • The Camera and the Pipe: Adjusting the Terminus Ante Quem of the Red-Slipped and Burnished Disc-Base Tobacco Pipes from Suba, Israel.
    SAIDEL, BENJAMIN ADAM // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Aug2011, Issue 363, p73 

    The Ottoman and British Mandate village of Suba is located approximately 7 km to the west of Jerusalem, and it is constructed on top of and within, the remains of Belmont Castle, a Crusader-period fortress. The clay tobacco pipes in the Suba assemblage range in date from the 17th to the early...

  • Nysa-Scythopolis: The Caesareum and the Odeum.
    Tr�mper, Monika // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; May2009, Issue 354, p95 

    The article reviews the book "Nysa-Scythopolis: The Caesareum and the Odeum," by Gabriel Mazor and Arfan Najjar.

  • Excavating Tel Kedesh.
    BERLIN, ANDREA; HERBERT, SHARON // Archaeology; May/Jun2012, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p24 

    The article discusses the excavation of the Tel Kedesh mound in the Upper Galilee region in Israel. The authors trace the history of Tel Kedesh from the Early Bronze Age through the Arab-Israeli War and discuss their excavation of the site beginning in 1997 with an interruption from 2001-2005...

  • JEZREEL REVEALED IN LASER SCANS: A Preliminary Report of the 2012 Survey Season.
    Ebeling, Jennie; Franklin, Norma; Cipin, Ian // Near Eastern Archaeology; Dec2012, Vol. 75 Issue 4, p232 

    In June 2012, the Jezreel Expedition team conducted a landscape survey of 3 km2 of greater Jezreel to the west, north, and east of Tel Jezreel in Israel's Jezreel Valley. In this preliminary report, we review the results of previous excavations and surveys at the site, briefly present the types...

  • THE HARBOR OF ATLIT IN NORTHERN CANAANITE/PHOENICIAN CONTEXT.
    Ebeling, Jennie; Franklin, Norma; Cipin, Ian // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2007, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p75 

    The article discusses the harbor of Atlit, located about 20 kilometers south of the city of Haifa, Israel. The location of the harbor in a sheltered bay is examined and the construction methods utilized in its creation are explored. Details from underwater surveys and excavations of the harbor...

  • SUSSITA-HIPPOS OF THE DECAPOLIS: Town Planning and Architecture of a Roman-Byzantine City.
    Ebeling, Jennie; Franklin, Norma; Cipin, Ian // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2007, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p86 

    The article examines the planning and construction of the Roman and Byzantine city of Sussita-Hippos, located east of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. A history of archaeological research at the site is presented, which reaches back to 1885. It notes that the shape of the city is irregular, due to...

  • KINNERET--AN URBAN CENTER AT THE CROSSROADS: Excavations on Iron IB Tel Kinrot at the Lake of Galilee.
    Münger, Stefan; Zangenberg, Jürgen; Pakkala, Juha // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2011, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p68 

    The article discusses the archaeological excavations of the Kinneret Regional Project begun by archaeologist Volkmar Fritz underway in Tel Kinrot/Tell el-'Orēme, Israel. Located on the northwest coast of Sea of Galilee in Israel, the site is emerging as a major study for urban life in the...

  • The Meaning of Egyptian-Style Objects in the Late Bronze Cemeteries of Tell el-Far'ah (South).
    Braunstein, Susan L. // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Nov2011, Issue 364, p1 

    In the Late Bronze IIB, parts of Canaan were under Egyptian suzerainty. An influx of Egyptian-style objects during this period has led to scholarly speculation about the nature and intensity of Egyptian occupation in Canaan, and whether Egyptians were present in large numbers. The considerable...

  • PALACE AND VILLAGE, PARADISE AND OBLIVION: Unraveling the Riddles of Ramat Raḥel.
    Lipschits, Oded; Gadot, Yuval; Arubas, Benjamin; Oeming, Manfred // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p2 

    The article discusses the archaeological excavation at Tel Ramat Raḥel, Israel where archaeologist Yohanan Aharoni discovered the remains of a palace dating to the First and Second Temple periods. The author discusses the significance of the site in terms of its political, social, and...

  • Identifying the Biblical Site.
    Oeming, Manfred // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p4 

    The article discusses the identification of the archaeological site in Ramat Raḥel, Israel with various biblical cities as conjectured by archaeologists B. Maisler, M. Stekelis, Yohanan Aharoni, Y. Yadin, and Oded Lipschits. Topics include the site's possible identification with Netophah,...

  • "Creative Preservation" in Ramat Rahel's Archaeological Garden.
    Morin, Ran // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p8 

    The article discusses the archaeological preservation of the gardens at the excavation site in Ramat Raḥel, Israel, focusing on the attempts by archaeologists to reopen the site to the public after a period of no activity. Topics include the movement of sculptures according to updated...

  • Iron Age Pottery Assemblages: Typology, Chronology, and Function.
    Freud, Liora // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p13 

    The article discusses the pottery sherds found at the excavation site in Ramat Raḥel, Israel dating back to the Iron Age. Topics include the use of pottery in dating various phases of settlement at the site and the typology of the pottery that includes samples from bowls, kraters, jars,...

  • Ramat Raḥel as an Administrative Center: The Early and Late lmlk Stamp Impressions.
    Sergi, Omer // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p16 

    The article discusses the lmlk, or royal, stamp impressions found at the site of the archaeological excavation in Ramat Raḥel, Israel, focusing on the administrative activity which they indicate. Topics include the impressions' connection with the destruction of Lachish, Israel by Assyrian...

  • Private Stamp Impressions from Ramat Raḥel.
    Koch, Ido // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p17 

    The article discusses the private stamp impressions found at the archaeological excavation in Ramat Raḥel, Israel. Topics include the impressions' use of personal names (PN) or patronymic names that indicate their private nature, their use during the run-up to the Assyrian campaigns by King...

  • Iron Age II Architecture Fragments at Ramat Raḥel.
    Ras, Keren // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p21 

    The article discusses the significance of architectural fragments found at the excavation site in Ramat Reḥel, Israel, focusing on six fragments of volute capitals, small decorative pillars forming a window balustrade, and a pyramid-shaped object called a crenellation. Topics include the...

  • Water Installations in the Garden and Conspicuous Consumption" of Water.
    Gadot, Yuval // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p26 

    The article discusses the water installation system discovered at the excavation site in Ramat Raḥel, Israel, focusing on the presence of a 7th century BC garden with pools, ritual baths dating to the Second Temple period, and Roman bathhouse. The author details the water systems that...

  • IT IS THE LAND OF HONEY: BEEKEEPING AT TEL REHOV.
    Mazar, Amihai; Panitz-Cohen, Nava // Near Eastern Archaeology; Dec2007, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p202 

    The article discusses the discovery of an Iron Age apiary at the Tel Rehov site in Israel. It describes the excavation of the beehives, their composition, and their potential production capabilities and economic value. The location of the beehives within the settlement is also discussed. An...

  • Et-Tell is Not Bethsaida.
    Notley, R. Steven // Near Eastern Archaeology; Dec2007, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p220 

    One of the challenging tasks for archaeologists and biblical historians alike is the identification of sites mentioned in the Bible, many of which were destroyed and disappeared in time without a trace. Such seems to have been the fate of one town mentioned in the Gospels. Bethsaida was lost for...

  • Grave of the Middle East's Oldest Witch.
    Milstein, Mati // Archaeology; Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p30 

    The article focuses on artifacts found in the Hilazon Tachtit cave in Israel. The article talks about how archaeologist Leore Grosman has been excavating and studying the site, which includes the 12,000-year-old remains of what may be a female shaman. The article discusses how the site is not...

  • Tight Timetable and Historic Site Test Bridge Approach in Israel.
    Sandler, Neal // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 9/2/2013, Vol. 271 Issue 9, p1 

    The article reports on the rehabilitation works on the Motsa Bridge along Highway 1 which connects the cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel as of September 2, 2013. It highlights the problems posed by an archaeological site under the bridge and a short timetable on the construction...

  • Drawing in the Dust.
    Sandler, Neal // Publishers Weekly; 5/11/2009, Vol. 256 Issue 19, p33 

    The article reviews the book "Drawing in the Dust," by Zoé Klein.

  • SEARCH FOR THE SACRED.
    Adler, Jerry; Underwood, Anne; Ephron, Dan; Chen, Joanna; Flynn, Emily; Scelfo, Julie; Carmichael, Mary; Sulmers, Claire // Newsweek (Pacific Edition); 8/30/2004 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 144 Issue 9, p46 

    Discusses the quest for artifacts related to Jesus Christ in Israel. New book by Israel's most ambitious archeologist, Shimon Gibson, who spend three years excavating a cave on the grounds of Kibbutz Tzuba; Buried history of the Holy Land and how it disrupts the people of Kibbutz Tzuba;...

  • SEARCH FOR THE SACRED.
    Adler, Jerry; Underwood, Anne; Ephron, Dan; Chen, Joanna; Flynn, Emily; Scelfo, Julie; Carmichael, Mary; Sulmers, Claire // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition); 8/30/2004 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 144 Issue 9, p46 

    Discusses the quest for artifacts related to Jesus Christ in Israel. New book by Israel's most ambitious archeologist, Shimon Gibson, who spend three years excavating a cave on the grounds of Kibbutz Tzuba; Buried history of the Holy Land and how it disrupts the people of Kibbutz Tzuba;...

  • Raw Glass and the Production of Glass Vessels at Late Byzantine Apollonia-Arsuf, Israel.
    Freestone, Ian C.; Jackson-Tal, Ruth E.; Tal, Oren // Journal of Glass Studies; 2008, Vol. 50, p67 

    The article attempts to verify the assumption that the late Apollonia-Arsuf in Israel was a major center for the making of both primary and secondary glass in the sixth and seventh centuries. The 2006 excavations at the areas M and O revealed a considerable number of raw glass chunks and remains...

  • Israeli Archaeology: Achievements and the Current State of Research.
    MAZAR, AMIHAI // STRATA: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society; 2011, Vol. 29, p9 

    The article presents a speech by Amihai Mazar, vice-president of Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society (AIAS), delivered at the 50th anniversary of AIAS, held in London, England on June 27, 2011, in which he discussed scope of Israeli archaeology, significance of archaeological mapping, and...

  • Hazor in the Early Bronze Age.
    Zuckerman, Sharon // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p68 

    The article focuses on the settlement of Hazor in Israel which is attributed to the Early Bronze Age and was first excavated by Yigael Yadin. The article discusses an article written by scholar Amnon Ben-Tor concerning the Egyptian Execration Texts of the Middle Kingdom Egypt, items recovered...

  • Tel Hazor: A Key Site of the Intermediate Bronze Age.
    Bechar, Shlomit // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p73 

    The article focuses on Intermediate Bronze Age antiquities discovered at the excavation of the site Tel Hazor in Israel. The article discusses artifacts uncovered at Hazor including sherds, ceramic vessels and clay Megiddo Ware goblets, cups and teapots, comparisons to Syrian vessels from this...

  • The Ceremonial Precinct in the Upper City of Hazor.
    Ben-Tor, Amnon // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p81 

    The article focuses on discoveries made during excavations of several public buildings in the ancient city of Hazor, Israel. The article discusses buildings uncovered including storehouses, a temple and a ceremonial palace, the conquest of Hazor by the Egyptian king Thutmose III and furnishings...

  • The Podium Complex in Area M.
    Cimadevilla, Manuel // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p92 

    The article focuses on the excavation of a 13th-century B.C.E. architectural compound called the Podium Complex in the ancient city of Hazor located in Israel. The article discusses building foundations and stairs that were uncovered during the excavation, the discover of slabs of basalt and...

  • Hazor in the Tenth Century B.C.E.
    Ben-Tor, Amnon // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p105 

    The article focuses on excavations of the 10th-century B.C.E. ancient city of Hazor in Israel. The article discusses a debate on the reliability of biblical historiography inspired by the excavation of a gate at this location, fortifications uncovered at the Hazor site and reexaminations of...

  • Hazor in the Ninth and Eighth Centuries B.C.E.
    Sandhaus, Débora // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p110 

    The article focuses on excavations of buildings in the ancient city of Hazor in Israel that were inhabited from the early Iron Age until the Assyrian conquest of Hazor by King Tiglath-Pileser I in 732 B.C.E. The article discusses the evolution and history of the fortified Israeli city of Hazor,...

  • Fouilles dans la zone du combat de David & Goliath.
    Sandhaus, Débora // Beaux Arts Magazine; mai2012, Issue 335, p16 

    The article discusses the archaeological excavation on the presumed site of the battle between David, the King of Israel, and biblical giant Goliath in Azéka, Israël, which will be lead by the Institut d'archéologie Sonia & Marco Nadler of Tel-Aviv, Israel, from July 15 to August 24, 2012.

  • Editorial.
    Gibson, Shimon // Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society; 2003, Vol. 21, p5 

    Discusses the articles featured in volume 21, 2003 issue of the "Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archeological Society." Features of a lamp discovered in an excavation at the Byzantine village of Ein Gedi; Inscription in an ossuary discovered in Israel; Information on the findings of an...

  • First-century Focus.
    Milstein, Mati // Archaeology; Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p9 

    The article focuses on archaeological discoveries made by Israel Antiquities Authority teams in Israel that date to the first century A.D. A Jewish man's burial shroud uncovered supports the belief that the Shroud of Turin was not the shroud used to wrap the body of Jesus Christ after his...

  • Common Ground.
    Bonn-Muller, Eti // Archaeology; Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p46 

    The article discusses an archaeological dig in Lod, Israel, by archaeologist Yuval Gadot. The article reports that Gadot is encouraging locals, including school children, to help excavate a 200-year-old Ottoman roadside inn to increase awareness of the cultural heritage of Lod. The article also...

  • GIS ANALYSIS AT TEL BETH-SHEMESH.
    Bubel, Shawn // Near Eastern Archaeology; Sep2009, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p125 

    The article presents information regarding the use of geographic information system (GIS) analysis on the excavation site of Tel Beth-Shemesh in the Sorek Valley of Israel. Details are given highlighting both the methodologies used in collecting and processing data from the GIS analysis as well...

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