Excavations of the New Kingdom Fortress in Jaffa, 2011–2014: Traces of Resistance to Egyptian Rule in Canaan

  title={Excavations of the New Kingdom Fortress in Jaffa, 2011–2014: Traces of Resistance to Egyptian Rule in Canaan},
  author={Aaron A. Burke and Martin Peilst{\"o}cker and A. Karoll and George A. Pierce and Krister Kowalski and Nadia Ben- Marzouk and Jacob C. Damm and Andrew J. Danielson and H Fessler and Brett Sanford Kaufman and Krystal Victoria Lords Pierce and Felix H{\"o}flmayer and Brian Neal Damiata and Michael W. Dee},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={85 - 133}
Excavations of the Egyptian New Kingdom fortress in Jaffa (Tel Yafo, ancient Yapu), on the southern side of Tel Aviv, were renewed by the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project from 2011 to 2014. This work is an outgrowth of the project’s reappraisal of Jacob Kaplan’s excavations in the Ramesses Gate area from 1955 to 1962. As the Egyptian fortress in Jaffa is the only one excavated in Canaan, its archaeological record provides a unique perspective on resistance to Egyptian rule from ca. 1460 to 1125… 

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