Last Thursday the students of The Institute & Department of Archaeology TAU had a fascinating tour at Tel Megiddo led by Prof Yuval Gadot, Dr Dafna Langgut, Dr Ido Koch and Dr Lidar Sapir-Hen. They visited the city's many palaces and stables, the impressive underground water system and walked through our newly reconstructed Iron Age … Continue reading TAU’s studants visited Tel Megiddo
We have been so happy to see such a huge group of people express interest in the excavations at Megiddo and the prospect of digging this summer. The global situation has been a challenge for everyone, and we were cautiously optimistic that we would all be together in 2021 on the tell! However, after much … Continue reading Unfortunately 2021 Season is canceled but save the date for our next season in June 26th 2022!
We are very proud to share that our co-dierctor Israel Finkelstein was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences as an International Honorary Member. The American Academy was founded in 1780, during the American Revolution. From that time until today, The American Academy gathers knowledge and produces reflective, independent, and pragmatic studies that … Continue reading Our co-dierctor Israel Finkelstein was elected to the American Academy
Every year many tourists visit Tel Megiddo to see how the place bearing the biblical name "Armageddon" actually looks like. Many of them are interested in the biblical story of the site, the impressive remains of the ancient city and the outstanding views of the Jezreel Valley from the top of the Tel. Last month … Continue reading New Visitor center opens in Megiddo!
A new web-series made possible by the Shmunis Family Foundation. Each episode features a conversation between our co-directors Israel Finkelstein and Matthew J. Adams, about the archeology and history of Ancient Israel – Episode One: Bible and Archaeology, The View from the Center– Episode Two: The Bronze Age, The Land Before Israel– Episode Three: The Crisis Years, The … Continue reading A new web-series about the archeology and history of ancient Israel with our co-directors Israel Finkelstein and Matthew J. Adams
Following the 2018 excavations in the area of the Iron Age gates, the National Parks Authority completed the restoration of the western wing of the famous six-chambered gate, which had been excavated by the University of Chicago team almost a century ago.
A recent article published in the journal PNAS, based mainly on samples from Megiddo, reports evidence for trade with the Central/Eastern Asia in the Middle Bronze Age. The molecular and microscopic techniques revealed consumptions of extotic foods like sesame, soybean, probable banana, and turmeric. This new article sheds lights on the complexity of early long trade … Continue reading Long Distance Trade in the Middle Bronze
Thank you to all of you who have pre-registered for Megiddo 2021! It makes us happy to see so many folks excited at the prospect of getting back to the tel! If you are hoping to join the Megiddo team and want to add your name to the pre-registration list, you can find it here. We would … Continue reading Update for 2021 Season