Final publication of the excavations and surveys between 2001 and 2011

The results of the excavations at Tall Zira'a (2003–2011) and of the surveys will be published in english on this site.

We started with volume 1 in 2017 - the next volumes follow step by step.

Volume 1: Introduction

Aims of the ‘Gadara Region Project’;
Tall Zirā‘a and the Wādī al-‘Arab;
Research History of Tall Zirā‘a;
the 2001 Tall Zirā‘a Survey;
Scientific Methods;
Framework of Archaeological Work on Tall Zirā‘a.

ISBN: 978-3-579-08290-5

Volume 2: Early and Middle Bronze Age

Early Bronze Age I–III (3600–2300 BC),
Intermediate Period: (2300–1950 BC),
Middle Bronze Age II (1950–1550 BC),
Typology of Cooking Pots from the Early to the Middle Bronze Age,
Faunal Remains from Tall Zirā'a.

ISBN: 978-3-579-08291-2

Volume 3: Late Bronze Age

The Transition from Middle to Late Bronze Age
The Late Bronze Age
Faunal Remains – Part II

ISBN: 978-3-579-08292-9

Volume 6: Hellenistic to Umayyad Period

The Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Pottery;
The Hellenistic to Ummayyad Glass Finds;
The Hellenistic to Islamic Metal Finds.

ISBN: 978-3-579-08295-0

Volume 8: Wādī al-̒Arab Survey

Historical Surveys Review;
Survey Findings 2009 - 2011

ISBN: 978-3-579-08297-4

Titles of the planned volumes

Volume 4: Iron Age IIA/B and IIC (Strata 12–10)

Volume 5: From Persian to Umayyad Period (Strata 10–3). Stratigraphy

Volume 7: From Abbasid and Mamluk to Ottoman Period (Strata 2–1)

The 2018 and 2019 Excavation Seasons

Volume 9: The 2018 and 2019 Excavation Seasons

The Iron Age, Hellenistic and Early Roman Period in Area II

ISBN: 978-3-579-08298-1

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
  • Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal
  • Deutsches Bergbaumuseum Bochum

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We cooperate closely with many universities, institutes and companies.

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