Tel Dor


Ancient Port of Phoenicia

Unearthed during more than three decades of excavations and published in hundreds of papers and books, discoveries at Dor cannot be summarized in a few paragraphs. From the Late Bronze Age, Dor was a vital commercial port. Dor is currently the most important site for the study of the beginning of Phoenician civilization. It is also a key site for the understanding of the persistence of Phoenician culture in coastal Israel during the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. In each of these periods, maritime contacts were instrumental, connecting the residents of Dor to peoples and places both near and far.


Geographic Location

Northern Coastal Plain, Israel


Ayelet Gilboa: University of Haifa

S. Rebecca Martin: Boston University

Sveta Matskevich: Hebrew University of Jerusalem