Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hebron archaeological park

ARCHAEOLOGY: FROM BRONZE AGE TO FIRST TEMPLE: ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE SET TO OPEN IN HEBRON. "We are happy and excited to unveil another piece of Jewish history and to make it accessible to the general public" (Jerusalem Post).
Remains from the Bronze Age to the early Roman Period and the First Temple Period have all been dug up and will be available for public viewing as of Tuesday, when the Tel Hebron, or Tel Rumeida in Arabic, archaeological site is set to open.

The site's opening follows extensive conservation work carried out by the Archeology Unit in the Israeli Civil Administration, in collaboration with Ariel University, as announced by the Defense Ministry's Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories on Monday.

Some recent PaleoJudaica posts on the archaeology of Hebron are here, here, here, and here. The last post moves into politics and where the money for the renovation of Hebron is coming from.

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