Persian and Hellenistic Remains At Tel Ya‘oz

Moshe Fischer, Israel Roll, Oren Tal

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The article summarizes the 1981 excavation at Tel Yacoz, which revealed remains from the Persian and Hellenistic periods. The Persian period settlement extended over an area of at least 1.5 ha and was probably the largest settlement in the lower Nahal Śoreq basin at that time. Remains of Greek-style fresco and stucco architectural elements seem to indicate that a monumental complex existed at the site during the Hellenistic period. In the second part of the article we propose identifying Tel Yacoz with ancient Gazara, mentioned in Hellenistic sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-163
Number of pages41
JournalTel Aviv
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2008


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