Horvat Tefen (Galilee, Israel) is located on a prominent hilltop overlooking Naḥal Beth Ha‘Emeq, a meandering creek that flows westwards to the ‘Akko coastal plain.
Previous surveys at the site yielded coins and pottery sherds dating from the late second–early first centuries B.C.E. The location of the site and the solid walls and towers surrounding it indicate a defensive, and probably military, site.
Our project’s goal is to shed new light on the fall of the Seleucids and the Hasmonean takeover of the Galilee.
June 30 –July 12, 2019
May 30, 2019
The excavation team will be based at the dormitories of Ort Braude college, Karmiel. Each 4–5 volunteers will share a room with private toilet, shower, and kitchenette.