Ashkelon Hinterland: Excavating the Good Life with Tali Erickson-Gini

Monday, 23 November 2020 at 19:30

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ESRA members NIS 25 | Non-members NIS 35

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Tali Erickson-Gini will present the findings of the 2019 excavation of the area south of Ashkelon carried out on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority. The findings include the remains of an agricultural estate of the Early Roman period with a winepress and garum (fish sauce) facilities that went out of use at the beginning of the First Jewish Revolt. The area became a burial ground for several centuries until a Byzantine monastic community constructed a small, elaborate church, wine presses and a large kiln for wine jars. The church and adjacent buildings were stripped for building stones, probably towards the end of the 8th century, to provide material for the construction of a mosque and minaret in Ashkelon as ordered by Caliph el-Mahdi in 772 CE.

Tali is a Senior Researcher in the Archaeological Division and Southern Regional Office of the Israel Antiquities Authority. She has directed numerous excavations and surveys throughout Southern Israel over the past 30 years. She has also served as a Ceramic Consultant in excavations and surveys in Petra and the Petra hinterland, as well as in major projects in the Negev and Arava at Elusa, Shivta, Nessana, Oboda and the Nabataean Incense Road.


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Event tags:
Archaeology Lecture