Ḥorvat Tefen

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Location: , US

Season: June 30, 2019 to July 12, 2019

Application Deadline: May 30, 2019

Deadline Type: Exact date

Program Type:

RPA Certified:

Hebrew University

Project Director:
Roi Sabar

Project Description:

Ḥorvat 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 2nd – early 1st centuries BCE. 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.

Period(s) of Occupation: Hellenistic Period

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks

Room and Board Arrangements:
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.  Cost: 400$ per 2 weeks

Contact Information:

Roi Sabar

Institute of Archaeology The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mt Scopus Campus




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