ANABEL ZARZECKI-PELEG

YADIN'S EXPEDITIONS AT MEGIDDO, Final Report of the Archaeological Excavations (1960, 1966, 1967 and 1971/2 Seasons)

Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society - Qedem #56. Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2016. 2 Volumes, 333pp.,12 foldouts. ISSN: 0333-5844

This volume publishes the results of the excavations conducted at Tel Megiddo by Yigael Yadin in four short seasons (1960, 1966, 1967 and 1971-2). The expedition's  main focus was the northeastern sector of the mound, where excavation uncovered the remains of an extensive public structure attributed to Stratum VA-IVB, which was named "Palace 6000". Additional  probes  were  carried out  in  Area C  in  the  southwestern  part of  the  mound, intended to examine the stratigraphic connection with Gallery 629 and the cave of the spring, and Sounding 2153 in the area of the staircase outside the outer Iron Age gate.
Based on the surviving documentation, the volume presents the architectural remains and ceramic assemblages uncovered in the excavation, together with the hoard of small finds (Stratum VIA) found below "Palace 6000". The author presents Yadin's conclusions as well as her own interpretation of the results of the excavation, and offers a new stratigraphic analysis of some previously published Iron Age II remains excavated by other expeditions.

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