Excavations at Kikkar Safra (City Hall), Jerusalem, 1989

Aren M Maeir, Dan Bahat

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The main architectural feature in the excavation was a large medieval building complex where pottery (bowls, jars, jugs, pots, handles) and other smaller finds(coins, ring, amulet) were found. The other noteworthy architectural element that was discovered in the excavation is the water channel that flowed from north to south along the western side of the excavation. A сourtyard was partially recovered, the area delimited by two walls is interpreted as a courtyard, although no definite floor levels were found. Two burials were found the dating of which is jar is far from clear, and there is a good chance that they are modern, possibly belonging to pilgrims from the neaby Russian Compound. Refereed/Peer-reviewed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-192
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 2004

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Architecture, Ancient
  • Coins, Ancient
  • Eretz Israel -- Antiquities
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Historic buildings
  • Jerusalem (Israel) -- Antiquities
  • Jerusalem (Israel) -- Description and travel
  • Pottery, Ancient
  • Walls


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