2010 - Campaign Summer

Excavation on Tall Zira'a

During the summer campaign from the 18th of July to the 9th of August 2010, the work on Tall Zira'a was carried out in Area I in the squares AL 118 and AM 118, AM 119, AO 118, and AO 119. The time has been used to uncover the three Middle Bronze Age strata of the tall.

During the latest Middle Bronze Age stratum, this part of the tall was used as a domestic area. The second Middle Bronze Age stratum revealed a workshop for bronze or copper production. The lowest Middle Bronze Age stratum is characterized again by domestic architecture and large storage facilities. At the end of the excavation in summer 2010, the youngest Early Bronze Age stratum has been reached in the excavation area.

The finds consists of pottery and domestic inventory like grinding stones and plates, flint tools and flakes, as well as some pieces of bronze/copper. The work will be continued there in spring 2011.

Middle Bronze Age stratum - domestic architecture and large storage facilities

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Last updated: 2010


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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  • Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal
  • Universität Wuppertal
  • Deutsches Archäologisches Institut

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