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Location: Hippos, Israel
Season Dates: June 30, 2013 - July 25, 2013
Session Dates: For those seeking credentials the season is divided into two sessions, first and last two weeks.
Application Deadline: June 15, 2013
Affiliation: Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, Israel
Project Director: Dr. Michael Eisenberg
A Classical period excavation at Hippos Mountain. The site is located two km east of the Sea of Galilee. Hippos, a city of the Decapolis, was firstly settled during Hellenistic period. Remains of monumental structures from the Hellenistic through the Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad periods are well preserved. It is about a 20 minute drive from Tiberias. During last thirteen seasons of excavations (2000-2012) the team unearthed the remains of Chalcolithic settlement, Hellenistic temenos, Roman temple, the forum, three Byzantine churches, bath house, an odeion, basilica, Roman fortification system and the main city gate. The next twelve seasons will focus on revealing the southern bath house, the forum and basilica, the North-East church insula and the living quarters.
Period(s) of Occupation: Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad
Project Size: 50+ participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 week
Minimum Age: 16
Experience Required: None
Room and Board Arrangements
Air-conditioned rooms by the more beautiful part of the Sea of Galilee. Full board (3 meals). Two/three persons per room. Laundry services, private beach and a discount to the local pub.
Cost: 455 Euro for a full week or ‚1,612 Euro for the entire four weeks season
Name of institution offering credit: Zinman Institute of Archaeology/University of Haifa
Number of credits offered: 2 credits for two weeks participation, 4 credits for a full, 4 weeks
Tuition: 150 USD for 4 or 2 credits
Dr. Michael Eisenberg
University of Haifa, Zinman Institute of Archaeology
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