Welcome to The Megiddo Expedition Website

Megiddo is the jewel in the crown of biblical archaeology. Strategically perched above the most important land route in the ancient Near East, the city dominated international traffic for over 6,000 years — from ca. 7,000 B.C.E. through to biblical times. As civilizations came and went, succeeding settlements at ancient Megiddo were built on the ruins of their predecessors, creating a multi-layered archaeological legacy that abounds in unparalleled treasures that include monumental temples, lavish palaces, mighty fortifications, and remarkably-engineered water systems.

Join us!

Want to dig with us at Tel Megiddo?

Excavations in Bronze and Iron Age areas of the tel will be underway from June 18 to August 3, 2016. Participants from all over the world and all walks of life are welcome to apply! Come for three weeks, four weeks or the full season. Both undergraduates and graduate students can earn 3 or 6 Tel Aviv University credits. The team will enjoy the tranquility of the countryside in brand-new housing facilities at Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek situated just down the road from Megiddo. All details regarding exact session dates, dig fees, and application forms will become available on this website in a few weeks.

DeutschDeatuMöchtet Ihr mit uns in Megiddo graben (das biblische Armageddon)? Ausgrabungen der bronze- und eisenzeitlichen Schichten des Tells finden im Juni und Juli 2016 statt. Teilnehmer aller Länder und aller Sitten sind herzlich willkommen! Kommt für drei oder vier Wochen oder für die ganze Saison (7 Wochen). StudentInnen vor dem Vordiplom und Graduierte können sich 3 oder 6 credit-Punkte der  Tel Aviv Universität verdienen. Das Grabungsteam wird die ländliche Ruhe in den brandneuen Unterkünften von Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek genießen, welches sich ganz in der Nähe der Grabungsstätte befindet. Details zu den Daten der Saison, Teilnehmerkosten und Anmeldeformulare werden binnen weniger Wochen auf unserer Website zugänglich sein.

FrancaisVous avez envie de venir fouiller avec nous à Tel Megiddo? L'exploration des strates de l'âge du Bronze et de l'âge du Fer aura lieu en Juin et Juillet 2016. Des participants de tous pays et  de tous horizons sont invités à s'inscrire! Pour trois semaines, quatre semaines, ou même l'intégralité de la saison. Les étudiants de premier cycle ou de second cycle pourront y valider entre 3 et 6 unités de valeur universitaires délivrées par l'Université de Tel Aviv. L'hébergement moderne et confortable au Kibboutz Mishmar HaEmek, situé à proximité de Tel Megiddo, offrira à l'équipe de fouilles le paisible environnement de la vie champêtre. Tous les détails concernant les dates et durées des sessions, les tarifs et les formulaires d'inscription seront disponibles sur ce site internet dans quelques semaines.


Fresh Updates

  • Registration for the 2016 season is now open!
    Registration for the 2016 season is now open! Check the How to Apply section!
    For more details see ExpectationsSchedule and Costs and Available Courses.
    We hope to see you on the tel!

    Posted Sep 3, 2015, 1:50 AM by Assaf Kleiman
  • Changes in the Megiddo Expedition’s Directorship
    About a month ago our friend Eric Cline, co-director of the Expedition, wrote to me to announce his wish to retire from the Megiddo operation. Eric is busy with many duties as co-director at Kabri, now editor of BASOR, teacher, researcher, author and above all, family man, and all this has become a bit too much for him. I answered my friend Eric with warm words – to thank him for his over 20 years contribution to the success of the Megiddo Expedition and for his friendship.
    As a result of Eric’s decision, we had to take decisions regarding the future management of the Expedition. Margaret, Sivan, Matt, Mario and I met today and decided as follows:
    1. Starting in the season of 2016 (well, effectively as of today), the Expedition is directed by Israel Finkelstein, Matthew Adams and Mario Martin. 
    2. This means that Matt takes over the management of the Megiddo consortium.
    For me personally it is with great satisfaction that I see two of my Megiddo students (one of them joined at the age of 18!) become co-directors.
    Again, I am sure that I am speaking on behalf of all of us to thank Eric for his many years with us and wish him the best in the coming years; as I told him earlier today, he will remain a prominent member of the House of Lords of Megiddo/Armageddon...
    Israel Finkelstein
    Posted Sep 3, 2015, 1:55 AM by Assaf Kleiman
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