Lots of Pots: Cooking-Pot Deposits in Early Roman Jerusalem

תהילה ליברמן, Barak Monnickendam-Givon, Salome Cohen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Extensive excavations over the last few decades in and around Jerusalem have yielded large quantities of cooking vessels, including instances of intentional cooking-pot deposits. Since not all concentrations of cooking pots can be grouped as a single phenomenon, this article aims at categorizing and defining the different categories of cooking-pot deposits in Early Roman Jerusalem to better understand each occurrence and to offer a refined interpretation thereof. This allows us to trace and evaluate different processes and behaviors prevalent in Jerusalem during the Early Roman period. It also sheds light on the dynamics of interaction between the local population, visitors and pilgrims in the ‘Temple City’ of Jerusalem during the late Second Temple period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-116
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 2023

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Israel Antiquities Authority. All rights reserved.

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Eretz Israel -- Antiquities, Roman
  • Jerusalem (Israel) -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D., Exilic and Second Temple period
  • Jewish pilgrims and pilgrimages


Dive into the research topics of 'Lots of Pots: Cooking-Pot Deposits in Early Roman Jerusalem'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this