Excavations at Khirbet 'Aujah el-Foqa: Results from the 2020–2021 Seasons

David Ben-Shlomo, Michael Freikman, Ralph K Hawkins

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This article will describe and discuss the results of the 2020–2021 seasons of the excavations at Khirbet ‘Aujah el-Foqa, a site in the southern Jordan Valley, north of Jericho. During these seasons, a section of the northern side of the site was excavated,including one complete structure. This structure, as well as the units around it, also contained a hasty abandonment or destruction layer from the Iron Age IIB similar to the one excavated in the southern part of the site. The article will illustrate reconstructed pottery from Area A, along with other finds. A large complex containing rooms and open areas appears to have been located in this area, although its function is still unclear.Finally, the reconstruction of the architecture will be discussed, along with the possible significance and function of the site.
Translated title of the contributionהחפירות בחירבת עוג'ה אל-פוקא בשנים 2021-2020
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31*-68*
Number of pages38
Journalמחקרי יהודה ושומרון
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Archaeological surveying
  • Eretz Israel -- Antiquities, Biblical
  • Fortification
  • Historic buildings
  • Iron age
  • Jordan Valley (Israel)
  • Pottery, Ancient
  • Ramot Menashe (Israel)


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