Tel Kabri


Uncover the Riches of a Canaanite Palace

Located in a quiet rural setting within the western Galilee of Israel, only a ten minute ride from the historical town of Acco, with its Medieval and Ottoman old city, fishing harbor and traditional market, and the modern resort town of Nahariya, the site of Tel Kabri has the oldest and largest wine cellar yet discovered from the ancient Near East as well as what may be the earliest-known Western art yet found in the Eastern Mediterranean. Today the Tel and its surroundings are an agricultural land, with lush plantations of bananas and avocados overlying the ancient remains.


Geographic Location

Kabri, Israel

Periods of Occupation

Middle Bronze Age

Minimum Stay

three weeks for credit; otherwise negotiable

Application Due

Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution

$750 for 3 credits per class from University of Haifa

Open For Tours



$1000 per week for room and board


Eric Cline

Eric H. Cline, Co-director, is Professor of Classics and Anthropology, former Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and current Director of the GWU Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He has participated in more than 30 seasons of archaeological excavation and survey in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Cyprus, and the USA.

Assaf Yasur-Landau

Assaf Yasur-Landau, Co-director, is an Associate Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology in the Department of Maritime Civilizations and a Senior Researcher at the Leon Recanati Institute of Maritime Studies at Haifa University. He has participated in many excavations and surveys since 1986 at sites in Israel, Greece, and Turkey. In addition to Tel Kabri, he co-directs underwater and coastal excavations and surveys at Tel Dor and Tel Achziv.


Eric H. Cline
The George Washington University
Dept of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
801 22nd St., NW
Phillips Hall 345
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-0316
Email: [email protected]