Institute of Archaeology


The Excavations at Tel Rehov and the Archaeology of Israel in the Early Monarchic Period

29 April 2019, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

Pottery altar from Tell Rehov, 9th century BCE. Image courtesy of Professor Amihai Mazar

The UCL Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by Amihai Mazar (Emeritus Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) on 29 April.

This event is free.

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Dr Rachael Sparks – Institute of Archaeology


Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6
Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
United Kingdom

This lecture will explore the rich finds from recent excavations at Tel Rehov, a site in the Beth She’an valley of northern Israel. Iron IIA levels of the 10 to 9th centuries BCE have revealed exceptional architecture, including an open air sanctuary and a unique apiary that provided unprecedented insights into Iron Age beekeeping, and inscriptions mentioning the name Nimshi, of the family of Jehu, founder of a new dynasty in Israel. To put these finds in context, Professor Mazar will look more widely into Rehov’s status within the northern Kingdom of Israel, and the circumstances of its destruction.

Amihai Mazar is Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has directed numerous archeological excavations, including those at Tel Qasile, Tel Batash, and Tel Beth Shean. His most recent work at Tel Rehov is currently being published as part of the Beth Shean Valley Archaeological Project.

The lecture will finish approximately 7:00 pm, followed by questions, then a wine reception; all welcome. Admission free without ticket.

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