Tel Tanninim

The site is located on the Mediterranean coast, some 33 km. south of Haifa and 5 km. north of Caesarea, at the outflow of Nahal Tanninim 'Crocodiles River'. Excavations since 1996 indicate that Tel Tanninim was occupied in the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine and Crusader periods. Excavations provide a unique opportunity to investigate a little known Phoenician coastal town, presumably founded by Phoenicians after this part of Israel was ceded to the king of Sidon at the end of the 6th century BCE.

Director: Prof. R. Stieglitz, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A. [Archaeology] [Recent Excavations]

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