The coastal site of Yavneh-Yam (Jamneia-on-the-Sea) is located at a wonderful bay along the Mediterranean coast, approximately equidistant between Tel Aviv (Ancient Jaffa) and Ashdod (Biblical Ashdod, Greek-Roman Azotus). Excavations carried out there since 1992 by the Department of Classical Studies, Tel Aviv University have revealed remains from the Bronze age (Second millenium BCE) up to the Middle ages (12th century CE). The site played an important role during the Maccabean wars between Judaism and Hellenism.

Director: Professor Moshe Fischer [Archaeology] [Recent Excavations]

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