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

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  • Area S: Renewed Excavations in the Lower City of Hazor.
    Zuckerman, Sharon // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p94 

    The article focuses on excavations conducted in the Lower City of the ancient city of Hazor located in Israel. The article discusses the Canaanite inhabitants of this area in the second millennium B.C.E., its abandonment in the Bronze Age and the discovery of destruction in several public...

  • Hazor: A Cuneiform City in the West.
    Horowitz, Wayne // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p98 

    The article focuses on Bronze Age cuneiform documents uncovered at excavations at the city of Hazor in Israel. The article discusses the vocabulary and syntax used in the documents, texts discovered in Hazor that present a collection of Akkadian laws based on the Law Code of Hammurabi and other...

  • 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...

  • Feasting in Paradise: Feast Remains from the Iron Age Palace of Ramat Rahel and Their Implications.
    FULTON, DEIRDRE N.; GADOT, YUVAL; KLEIMAN, ASSAF; FREUD, LIORA; LERNAU, OMRI; LIPSCHITS, ODED // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Nov2015, Issue 374, p29 

    In 2008, a large number of vessels, animal bones, and figurines were uncovered in a Late Iron Age II deposit at Ramat Rahel. The ceramic and faunal remains indicate the presence of a ritual deposit that was intentionally placed below the floor of the central courtyard of the palatial...

  • Archaeologists find 'earliest church' in Holy Land.
    FULTON, DEIRDRE N.; GADOT, YUVAL; KLEIMAN, ASSAF; FREUD, LIORA; LERNAU, OMRI; LIPSCHITS, ODED // 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 AZEKAH 113 YEARS AFTER: Preliminary Evaluation of the Renewed Excavations at the Site.
    Lipschits, Oded; Gadot, Yuval; Oeming, Manfred // Near Eastern Archaeology; Dec2012, Vol. 75 Issue 4, p196 

    Tel Azekah is located on a prominent ridge in the heart of the Judean Lowlands, Israel. Biblical as well as extrabiblical sources mention Azekah as one of the Judahite border towns of the late eighth to early sixth century B.C.E. that faced the territory of the Philistines. The site was first...

  • 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...

  • Israel can hide archaeological activity in West Bank, court rules.
    Gelfond Feldinger, Lauren // Art Newspaper; Jan2017, Vol. 26 Issue 286, p11 

    The article reports on the Jerusalem District Court decision of Israel over management of secret archaeological excavations at regions of West Bank and opposition of archaeological activity in the region by Palestine as cultural heritage is responsibility of Palestinians.

  • Drawing in the Dust.
    Gelfond Feldinger, Lauren // Publishers Weekly; 5/11/2009, Vol. 256 Issue 19, p33 

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

  • 'Underground' Money in an Outremer Estate: Token Molds and Lead Tokens from Crusader Arsur.
    KOOL, ROBERT; TAL, OREN // Israel Numismatic Research; 2015, Vol. 10, p215 

    This paper discusses token molds and lead tokens retrieved during controlled archaeological excavations at the site of Arsur (Apollonia-Arsūf) during excavations over the past two decades. It promulgates the idea that locally struck unofficial lead money formed an integral part of the 'cash'...

  • Rosette Stamp Impressions from Ramat Raḥel.
    Koch, Ido // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p33 

    The article discusses the rosette stamp impressions discovered at the archaeological excavation site in Ramat Raḥel, Israel, focusing on their significance in terms of the political history of the site. Topics include what the rosette stamp impressions indicate in terms of the expansion of...

  • Ramat Raḥel in the Islamic Periods: An Unknown History Comes to Light.
    Taxel, Itamar // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p45 

    The article discusses the last stage of settlement at the excavation site in Ramat Raḥel, Israel that indicates the site was active after the late Byzantine period into the 8th century AD, according to stratigraphic-architectural and ceramic evidence. Topics include the pottery sherds found...

  • Was Kinneret Destroyed by an Earthquake?
    Thomsen, Iris; Zwickel, Wolfgang // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2011, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p76 

    The article discusses the question of whether the ancient site of Kinneret located on the northwestern coast of the Lake of Galilee in Israel was destroyed by an earthquake. The authors discuss the Dead Sea Fault System in the Jordan Rift Valley and the Carmel-Golboa Fault System, as well as the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • MAPPING WITH AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS: Recording the Past, the Present, and the Invisible at Marj Rabba, Israel.
    Hill, Austin (Chad); Rowan, Yorke; Kersel, Morag M. // Near Eastern Archaeology; Sep2014, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p182 

    A rapidly expanding array of innovative technologies, combined with traditional techniques, allow more sophisticated photographic and photogrammetric techniques to document and analyze archaeological features, sites, and landscapes. With multiple ways to put a camera aloft over archaeological...

  • STRUCTURE FROM MOTION: Twenty-First Century Field Recording with 3D Technology.
    Howland, Matthew D.; Kuester, Falko; Levy, Thomas E. // Near Eastern Archaeology; Sep2014, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p187 

    This article focuses on the UC San Diego Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project's (ELRAP) development of a Structure from Motion-Based 3D field recording project. It includes a brief discussion of the relative advantages and disadvantages of this technique over other three-dimensional...

  • THE CHALCOLITHIC TEMPLE IN EIN GEDI: Fifty Years after Its Discovery.
    Ussishkin, David // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2014, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p15 

    The article discusses the significance of the Chalcolithic temple in the Ein Gedi oasis in Israel fifty years after its discovery in 1956 and its first exploration in 1962. A description of the temple's structure is explored, focusing on the gates, a basin, and a hoard found in the nearby Nahal...

  • THE CHALCOLITHIC TEMPLE IN EIN GEDI - SOME ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: An Appendix to Ussishkin's Article.
    Arav, Rami // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2014, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p27 

    The article offers an anthropological analysis of archaeological findings made near the Chalcolithic temple in the Ein Gedi oasis in Israel. The author focuses on religious pilgrimage, reviewing ancient pilgrimage sites in the Levant, the possible religious cult at Ein Gedi, and the behavior of...

  • THE RISE OF A COMPLEX SOCIETY: New Evidence from Tel Megiddo East in the late Fourth Millennium.
    Adams, Matthew J.; David, Jonathan; Homsher, Robert S.; Cohen, Margaret E. // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2014, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p32 

    The article reports about an archaeological research project in the Jezreel Valley in Israel, focusing on excavations at a Bronze Age site in Tel Megiddo as of April 2014. Topics include changes in Near Eastern societies during the Early Bronze Age, the emergence of urban communities in the...

  • Second Time Around B.C.
    Ross, Philip // Newsweek Global; 10/18/2013, Vol. 161 Issue 37, p1 

    The article discusses archaeology research by Ran Barkai and Avi Gopher Tel Aviv University in Israel that provides evidence to suggest human ancestors from the Paleolithic Era engaged in recycling. Topics include cave sites in Spain, Italy, and North Africa where evidence of primitive recycling...

  • Between Phoenicia and Judaea: Preliminary Results of the 2007-2010 Excavation Seasons at Horvat 'Eleq, Ramat HaNadiv, Israel.
    PELEG-BARKAT, ORIT; TEPPER, YOTAM // STRATA: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society; 2014, Vol. 32, p49 

    Renewed excavations at Horvat 'Eleq support a fresh understanding of this multi-strata settlement. The site was first inhabited in the Iron Age. A fortification system was constructed in the 4th century BCE and was already out of use by the Hellenistic period. The finds indicate that the...

  • Oboda and the Nabateans.
    ERICKSON-GINI, TALI // STRATA: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society; 2014, Vol. 32, p81 

    The late Professor Avraham Negev dedicated his life to the discovery of Nabateans in the Negev. This paper focuses on Ovdat, or Oboda, where Negev spent years studying the site. While the framework for his dating remains sound, recent excavations have refined some of Negev's conclusions. The...

  • Grant Reports.
    WELTON, REBEKAH // STRATA: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society; 2014, Vol. 32, p202 

    The article presents the author's perspectives on the development of excavation at the Old City by the Zion Gate in Jerusalem, Israel. The author mentions the discovery of the early civilizations of Early Islamic period Mount Zion, architectural designs of old domestic houses and the Byzantine...

  • Cisterns.
    Hoppe, Leslie J. // Bible Today; Jul/Aug2015, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p242 

    The article focuses on cisterns in ancient Israel according to the Bible. Topics include the design and construction of cisterns after cutting into bedrocks, cisterns in the Stone Age and Bronze Age, and excavations carried out for the discovery of the First-Temple-Period cistern in Jerusalem,...

  • 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...

  • Jodie’s Shabbat Surprise.
    Sandler, Neal // Publishers Weekly; 3/16/2015, Vol. 262 Issue 11, p87 

    No abstract available.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • A CANAANITE TOWN, A JUDAHITE CENTER, AND A PERSIAN PERIOD FORT: Excavating Over Two Thousand Years of history at Tel 'Eton.
    Faust, Avraham; Katz, Hayah // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2015, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p88 

    The article is about archaeological excavations at Tel 'Eton, a trough valley in Israel. Tel ‘Eton was chosen for a large-scale excavation due to its location by the Institute of Archaeology at the Martin (Szusz) Department of Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel. The article also...

  • Pottery and Jewish Settlement in Late Roman Galilee.
    MAGNESS, JODI; SCHINDLER, DANIEL // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Nov2015, Issue 374, p191 

    In this article, we consider a recent proposal that Jewish settlement in eastern Galilee experienced a demographic crisis in the late third century and first half of the fourth century C.E. This proposal is based largely on pottery that was collected during intensive surveys of sites in eastern...

  • The Lachish Jar Sherd: An Early Alphabetic Inscription Discovered in 2014.
    SASS, BENJAMIN; GARFINKEL, YOSEF; HASEL, MICHAEL G.; KLINGBEIL, MARTIN G. // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Nov2015, Issue 374, p233 

    The article presents a 12th-century B.C. alphabetic inscription unearthed at Lachish, Israel, during the 2014 excavation season.

  • 'This mosaic is the best of the Roman tradition'.
    Gorzalczany, Amir // Apollo: The International Magazine for Collectors; Feb2016, Vol. 183 Issue 639, p27 

    An interview with the archaeologist Amir Gorzalczany is presented. Particular focus is given to his observations on an archaeological site in Lod, Israel. Additional topics discussed include how the site houses a Roman villa, how the Lod mosaic was discovered in 1996 and how the international...

  • 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...

  • Remnants of King David's Palace Unearthed Southwest of Jerusalem.
    Ebeling, Jennie; Franklin, Norma; Cipin, Ian // Israel Faxx; 7/15/2013, Vol. 21 Issue 134W, p11 

    The article reports on the discovery made by a joint seven-year excavation led by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Antiquities Authority of two large structure believed to be a part of King David's palace.

  • The Earl of Brass.
    Ebeling, Jennie; Franklin, Norma; Cipin, Ian // Publishers Weekly; 1/19/2015, Vol. 262 Issue 3, p66 

    No abstract available.

  • A Note on the Depiction of a Hoplite on a Sherd from Ashkelon.
    ZORN, JEFFREY R. // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Nov2014, Issue 372, p35 

    A recently published East Greek sherd from Ashkelon is said to depict a hoplite carrying a quiver against the exterior surface of his shield. Based on contemporary parallels on other Greek pottery, this brief note suggests that what is depicted is instead an interior view of the shield showing...

  • The Pottery of Megiddo Strata III-II and a Proposed Subdivision of the Iron IIC Period in Northern Israel.
    SINGER-AVITZ, LILY // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Nov2014, Issue 372, p123 

    The Megiddo pottery assemblages of the Iron Age I, IIA, and IIB periods are well known, but those of the Iron IIC have received little attention. In this paper, the Iron IIC pottery assemblages o f Strata III and II are presented and discussed. Based on this analysis, it follows that this period...

  • Fouilles dans la zone du combat de David & Goliath.
    SINGER-AVITZ, LILY // 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.

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