Tel Hazor, the largest archaeological site in northern Israel, consists of an upper tell of 30 acres and a lower city of more than 175 acres. Our expedition is working in the lower city of Hazor, the largest Canaanite city in ancient Israel.
We are concentrating on Area K, where a large Bronze Age gate had been partly excavated in 1958 by Yigael Yadin.
The current expedition is excavating in the gate and around it, in order to understand how the entrance to the city was organized.
In front of the gate there are two monumental ramps leading from the valley to the city.
After the gate there is a large area of a gate piazza.
The expedition already worked at Area K 10 days during September 2019 and uncovered new data about the gate and its immediate vicinity.
In the summer of 2020 we will continue in Area K.
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Late Bronze Age
June 28 to July 17, 2020
Thursday April 30, 2020
3 Academic Credits are offered by Hebrew University of Jerusalem at a cost of $120/credit.
Accommodations will be in a nearby hostel, in a kibbutz. Volunteers will arrive to the kibbutz on Sunday morning by bus from Jerusalem. We will excavate on Sundays in the afternoon. The other days we will excavate in the mornings. On Friday morning there will be a bus taking the volunteers to Jerusalem.
Associate Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology, Department of Maritime Civilizations, University of Haifa
Director, the Coastal Archaeology and Underwater Survey Lab, University of Haifa
Professor of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Anthropology
Director of the GWU Capitol Archaeological Institute
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Professor Yosef Garfinkel
Institute of Archaeology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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