TEL AZEKAH 113 YEARS AFTER: Preliminary Evaluation of the Renewed Excavations at the Site

@article{Lipschits2012TELA1,
  title={TEL AZEKAH 113 YEARS AFTER: Preliminary Evaluation of the Renewed Excavations at the Site},
  author={Oded Lipschits and Yuval Gadot and Manfred Oeming},
  journal={Near Eastern Archaeology},
  year={2012},
  volume={75},
  pages={196 - 206}
}
Tel Azekah is located on a prominent ridge in the heart of the Judean Lowlands, Israel. Biblical as well as extrabiblical sources mention Azekah as one of the Judahite border towns of the late eighth to early sixth century b.c.e. that faced the territory of the Philistines. The site was first excavated in 1898–1899 by the British archaeologist F. J. Bliss, assisted by R. A. S. Macalister, on behalf of the Palestine Exploration Fund. In the summer of 2012, 113 years later, excavations were… 
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