Activities

Press release: High Court decision regarding archaeological excavations Tel Rumeida

On 31 December 2014 a hearing was held in the Israeli High Court of Justice regarding the archaeological excavation in Tel Rumeida. The petition was filed by the City of...

Public Discussion: Preserving Antiquities in Holy Places – The Temple Mount and its surroundings as a case study

 Emek Shaveh in cooperation with the Van leer Institute in Jerusalem invites you to a Public Discussion to be held on Thursday, 15 January 2015, 7pm, at the Van Leer Institute...

Legal battle against the archaeological excavations in Tel Rumeida – Update

16 December 2014 In early 2014 the City of Hebron and Tel Rumeida residents petitioned the Israeli High Court against the archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in...

Public discussion: The Future of Jerusalem’s Past

In cooperation with the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Emek Shaveh held a conference in June 2014 on the subject “The Future of Jerusalem’s Past: Management of Ancient Sites in the...

Jerusalem’s Green Belt (National Gardens)

What’s the connection between a National Park and a political conflict? Why is it Jerusalem, of all Israeli cities, that has the most national parks, and why are most of...

Prominent archaeologists object to the “Kedem Compound” plan and to construction on ancient ruins opposite the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City

A group of prominent archaeologists from various universities, joined by Emek Shaveh and residents of the village of Silwan, have submitted an objection to the “Kedem Compound” (“The Bible Compound”)...

Petition

Academics call Tel-Aviv University to desist from their connection with Elad We, members of the academic community in Israel and abroad, representing a wide range of disciplines, wish to protest...

Community excavations

Community excavation: Mamilla A community excavation is an excavation in which professional archaeologists excavate an ancient site together with local residents. Its goal is to empower the community through the experience of researching...

Lectures

We offer a number of lectures about the relationship between archaeology, politics and society. The subject can be focused on three different locations: 1. Silwan village and the archaeological site...

Silwan/City of David Tour

Emek Shaveh’s archaeological tour in the Village of Silwan and at City of David aims to expose the cultural wealth of the site and to describe the role of archaeology...