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Tel Shikmona

IMG_1272.jpgShikmona (שקמונה, Tel a-Samakh, Šiqmônah) is an archaeological site located on the shores of the city of Haifa. The remains of a first settlement here were exposed on a small archaeological tel that meets at the seashore. The lower layers of the tel are of the Late Bronze Age (16th century BCE) and the upper ones belong to the Byzantine period (5th-6th centuries CE). Shikmona flourished during the Roman period and the settlement, spread out beyond the borderlines of the small tel. In 2010 the Shikmona Archaeological Project was launched under the direction of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and funded by the Hecht Foundation. Excavation on the tel under the direction of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  were conducted with the aim of studying the stratification of the tel and creating a precise chronological framework. 

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