Ancient Jaffa from the Persian to the Byzantine period: Kaplan excavations (1955-1981)

Orit Tsuf, Yonatan Adler, Etan Ayalon, Avner Ecker, Adi Erlich, Peter Gendelman, Ruth E Jackson-Tal, Kate Raphael, Daṿid ʻAmit

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The work undertaken by Orit Tsuf represents an important first step toward the full publication of Jacob Kaplan's and Haya Ritter-Kaplan's excavations in Jaffa and its necropolis at Abu Kabir, all of which took place between 1955 and 1974. Part I is devoted to the excavations, among others of the "Sounding X" with its Persian to Byzantine remains, the Residence in Area C, the Agora of Jaffa, the Historic Sacred Center (Tel Yaffo) and Hellenistic to Byzantine graves. Part II focuses on the excavated objects. At the core of the study stands the fully illustrated pottery collection of ca. 1200 ceramic objects and fragments dating from Iron Age to Byzantine Period. Further chapters are devoted to glass vessels, stone vessels and metal finds.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMünster
Number of pages640
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameThe Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project series
Volumevolume 3

ULI publications

  • uli
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Israel -- Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel) -- History
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel) -- Antiquities
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel) -- History
  • חפירות (ארכיאולוגיה) -- ישראל -- תל אביב-יפו
  • תל אביב-יפו (ישראל) -- היסטוריה
  • تل أبيب-يافا (إسرائيل) -- التاريخ
  • حفريات (علم الآثار) -- إسرائيل -- تل أبيب-يافا


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