Archaeology Staff Officer

National parks in Israel and the West Bank – On which Side is the Grass Greener?

Please press here to download On which side is the Grass Greener as PDF Introduction There are 346 national parks and nature reserves in Israel, constituting approximately 25% of the country’s...

Archaeology in the West Bank: Academic Research, National Identity, and Military Rule -the Lectures

Please find below links to the lectures of the conference “Archaeology in the West Bank: Academic Research, National Identity, and Military Rule”:   Yonathan Mizrachi, Emek Shaveh – Opening Remarks ...

The Missing Piece: Reconstructing Narrative in Museums in the West Bank

  Introduction The application of the Israeli “Museums Law” as a military order made it possible for the Ministry of Culture to allocate funds to museums in the West Bank....

Appropriating the Past: Israel’s Archaeological Practices in the West Bank

Introduction Download the full report Appropriating the Past as PDF The West Bank is an area rich in antiquities – a reminder of the long and varied history of the region. Israel...

Update – The Site of Tel Rumeida in Hebron will Open to the Public

The Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan has succeeded to transfer the management of the archaeological site of Tel Rumeida to the Civil Administration. In the coming months the site will...

conference Archaeology in the West Bank: Academic Research, National Identity, and Military Rule

Time: Thursday, December 7, 18:00-20:00   Location: Agron Youth Hostel, 6 Agron st. Jerusalem   The West Bank, occupied by Israel in 1967, is considered many Israelis to be the...

Tel HaEl is an imaginary site in the West Bank

Although this little animation is a parody featuring a fictional site, it is not so far from the truth. If you are a fan of Indiana Jones or perhaps care...

“Salvage Excavations” in the West Bank (almost entirely) for Settlers Only

An analysis of the scope and objectives of archaeological excavations in Area C of the West Bank 2007-2014   Introduction  Most archaeological excavations in the world are carried out in advance...

Conservation works at Tel Rumeida, Hebron have resumed as a final stage before opening the site as a tourist park

Excavation and conservation works have resumed at the archaeological site of Tel Rumeida, situated at the heart of Hebron. The purpose of these works, which began two days ago (May...

Video – How to Protect Your Rights when Antiquities are Discovered on Your Property

Almost all excavations in the West Bank uncover archaeological remains. The discovery of antiquities on private land is perceived by landowners (farmers or other individuals who wish to develop their...