Continuation of the second excavation campaign in summer 2004

In July/August 2004, the BAI, in cooperation with the GPIA in Amman (Dr. Jutta Häser) and under the auspices of the German Protestant Institute Hannover, conducted a two-week archaeological field school as part of the GPIA Course Programme. It was the first attempt at this combination with positive results, so that a continuation of the programme is envisaged.

In summer 2004, several stratigraphic questions relating to some of the squares that were opened in spring 2004 (AN 118; AN 119; AO 118) were resolved. The pottery documentation (including the database) was also reviewed and optimised by a programme update. A team of scientists from South Tyrol, Italy, joined the excavation and tested new documentation methods.

At the same time, the geophysical investigations in Hirbet ez-Zeraqon were continued and successfully completed.

Last updated: 2004


The results of the excavation campaigns from 2003 to 2011

are represented in detail in the final publication.

Project Partners

Biblical Archaeological Institute Wuppertal   (BAI
German Protestant Institute of Archaeology (GPIA)

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His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal  took up the patronage of this project as a representative of the royal house.

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Friends and Donors

  • Gerda Henkel-Stiftung, Wuppertal
  • Förderverein DEI
  • Deutsches Bergbaumuseum Bochum

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We cooperate closely with many universities, institutes and companies.

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