This page contains information about current and recently completed projects in Israel supported by the Foundation.

Current and Recent Projects undertaken in Israel:

The South Bay of Tel Dor – 2016-18

The South Bay of Tel Dor – 2016-2018 Assaf Yasur-Landau From the Middle Bronze Age on, Dor, located on the south Levantine coast, was a vital commercial port. It is currently one of the most important sites for understanding the beginning of Phoenician civilization. It is also a key site for the diachronic study of

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Ma‘agan Mikhael shipwreck – 2018

The late Byzantine/early Islamic period Ma‘agan Mikhael shipwreck and its contribution to the study of the transition in ship construction – 2018 Dr Deborah Cvikel The Ma‘agan Mikhael B shipwreck The Ma‘agan Mikhael B shipwreck, dated to the 7th–8th century AD, is located about 70 m off the Israeli coast, at a maximum depth of

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Sailing Ma’agan Mikhael II – 2019

Sailing Ma’agan Mikhael II – 2019 Dr Deborah Cvikel Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies and Department of Maritime Civilizations, University of Haifa, Haifa 3498838, Israel Introduction The wreck of the Ma‘agan Mikhael ship was discovered off the Mediterranean coast of Israel in 1985, and excavated in 1988 and 1989 by the Leon Recanati Institute

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Tel Dor and Neve Yam – 2019

Climate, Environmental and Cultural Change in the Eastern Mediterranean – Marine Geophysical Survey and Cyber- Archaeology at Tel Dor and Neve Yam, Israel – 2019 Prof. Thomas Levy The Foundation has supported this initiative as part of a larger project co-directed by Prof. Assaf Yasur-Landau. The marine geophysical survey was co-directed by Prof. Michael Lazar,

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Caesarea’s Cloaca Maxima – ongoing

Caesarea’s Cloaca Maxima: Reconstructing Past Coastlines and the Secrets of Ancient Infrastructure – ongoing Dr Ofra Barkai The little researched Roman and Byzantine Period ‘Cloaca Maxima’ (canal) located on the coastline north of Herod’s port in Caesarea, has suffered constant destruction and deterioration in recent years as a result of winter storms, coastal erosion, and

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A reappraisal of the Caesarea shipwreck – 2017-18

A reappraisal of the Caesarea shipwreck – 2017-2018 Dr. Emmanuel Nantet (The Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, University of Haifa) 2017 Fieldwork Season 2018 Fieldwork Season 2017 Fieldwork Season The Caesarea shipwreck was discovered in 1976 and studied during the 1980’s. It appeared that the hull belonged to a large ship which sank in

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Previous Projects undertaken in Israel:

Akko Hellenistic Harbour Project – Dr Bridget Buxton – 2013

Apollonia Port project (Arsuf) “Military Harbour” – Daniel Mirkin – 2013

Akko Tower Wreck and its connection with the Royal Navy’s campaign against Bonaparte in 1799 – Dr Deborah Cvikel and Prof Yaacov Kahanov – 2014

Maritime adaptation in Levantine Prehistory; endangered cultural resources off the Carmel coast – Dr Ehud Galili – 2014

Maritime Installations at the North Bar Dor (interim report) – Udi Arkin Shalev – 2014

Building the Ma‘agan Mikhael replica – Prof. Yaacov Kahanov and Dr Deborah Cvikel – 2015 – 17

Tel Achziv Excavation Project – Dr Michael Jasmin – 2014-17 

Tel Achziv Maritime Survey – Assaf Yasur-Landau – Preliminary Report – 2015

The Athlit ram revisited – Asaf Oron – 2017

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