Resources for Schools - Digs

Resources for Schools - Digs


Tel Azekah 

Macquarie University is working in collaboration with Tel Aviv University and the University of Heidelberg on an archaeological dig at Tel Azekah in the Judean foothills, 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem.
An ancient Biblical stronghold overlooking the magnificent Valley of Elah, where tradition holds that David battled with Goliath,  Azekah was an important border fortress and regional center that flourished due to its strategic location along one of the main routes leading from the coast to Jerusalem. The site was occupied from the Bronze Age to the Roman period.
 Dig Directors: Prof. Oded Lipschits, Tel Aviv University, Prof. Manfred Oeming, University of Heidelberg, Germany,  Dr. Yuval Gadot, Tel Aviv University In collaboration with Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Click here for a comprehensive list of current archaeological digs in Israel.

Additional Resources
  • An excellent list of current digs is available at:

Biblical Archaeology Society - Bringing the ancient world to life, Find a Dig,

  • The Israel Antiquities Authority maintains a list of its active excavations:

  • The Archaeological Survey of Israel

Contains maps of every archaeological site in Israel. Published by the Israel Antiquities Authority.

  • Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs record of archaeological excavations for 2016

The list and details of each dig are available here:

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