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Ancient Landscapes of Zoara I Surveys and Excavations at the Ghor as-Safi in Jordan, 1997–2018

Ancient Landscapes of Zoara I: Surveys and Excavations at the Ghor as-Safi in Jordan, 1997–2018

1st Edition

By Konstantinos D. Politis
November 30, 2020

Biblical Zoara is located in the Ghor as-Safi, precisely at the lowest place on earth. Its environmental and cultural history is therefore unique. During two decades, an archaeological project was conducted which discovered many significant finds of human occupations spanning some 12,000 years. ...

The Sisters of Nazareth Convent A Roman-period, Byzantine, and Crusader site in central Nazareth

The Sisters of Nazareth Convent: A Roman-period, Byzantine, and Crusader site in central Nazareth

1st Edition

By Ken Dark
September 17, 2020

This book transforms archaeological knowledge of Nazareth by publishing over 80 years of archaeological work at the Sisters of Nazareth convent, including a detailed re-investigation in the early twenty-first century under the author's direction. Although one of the world's most famous places and ...

Roman-Period and Byzantine Nazareth and its Hinterland

Roman-Period and Byzantine Nazareth and its Hinterland

1st Edition

By Ken Dark
February 06, 2020

Roman-Period and Byzantine Nazareth and its Hinterland presents a new social and economic interpretation of Roman-period and Byzantine Nazareth and its hinterland as a whole, showing the transformation of a Roman-period Jewish village into a major Byzantine Christian pilgrimage centre. Although ...

The Levant in Transition: No. 4

The Levant in Transition: No. 4

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By P.J. Parr
February 15, 2009

The latter part of the 3rd millennium BC witnessed severe dislocations in the social, economic and political structures of the lands at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea - the Levant. In the south, in what is now Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan, hitherto thriving urban centres...

Dolmens in the Levant

Dolmens in the Levant

1st Edition

By James A. Fraser
January 24, 2018

When Western explorers first encountered dolmens in the Levant, they thought they had discovered the origins of a megalithic phenomenon that spread as far as the Atlantic coast. Although European dolmens are now considered an unrelated tradition, many researchers continue to approach dolmens in the...

Mapping Jordan Through Two Millennia

Mapping Jordan Through Two Millennia

1st Edition

By John R. Bartlett
July 01, 2008

This book shows how travellers and scholars since Roman times have put together their maps of the land east of the River Jordan. It traces the contribution of Roman armies and early Christian pilgrims and medieval European travellers, Crusading armies, learned scholars like Jacob Ziegler, ...

Stone Vessels in the Levant

Stone Vessels in the Levant

1st Edition

By Rachael Thyrza Sparks
November 23, 2007

Examining stone vessels in the Levant during the 2nd millennium BC, the author explores the links between material culture and society through a comprehensive study of production and distribution. Extensively illustrated with 100 drawings, maps and charts, this volume includes a full object ...

Villain or Visionary? R. A. S. Macalister and the Archaeology of Palestine

Villain or Visionary?: R. A. S. Macalister and the Archaeology of Palestine

1st Edition

By Samuel R. Wolff
August 28, 2015

The author is an important but controversial figure in the history of Palestinian archaeology. This volume celebrates the centennial of the publication of his excavations at Tel Gezer (1912), conducted under the auspices of the PEF. This excavation was the most ambitious one of its time in the...

The Excavations of Beth Shemesh, November-December 1912

The Excavations of Beth Shemesh, November-December 1912

1st Edition

By Duncan MacKenzie, Shlomo Bunimovitz, Zvi Lederman, Nicoletta Momigliano
July 18, 2016

In 1909 the Scottish archaeologist Duncan Mackenzie, Sir Arthur Evans’s right-hand man on the excavations of the legendary ‘Palace of Minos’ at Knossos since 1900, was appointed ‘Explorer’ of the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF). From the spring of 1910 until December 1912 he was engaged in ...

The Hellenistic Paintings of Marisa

The Hellenistic Paintings of Marisa

1st Edition

By David M. Jacobson
November 23, 2007

In early June 1902, John Peters, an American theologian, and Hermann Thiersch, a German classical scholar, were alerted to the discovery of two painted burial caves at Marisa/Beit Jibrin, less than 40 miles (62 km) by road southwest from Jerusalem. Tomb robbers had, a short time previously, forced ...

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