The Late Bronze Age Palaces of Hazor

The Late Bronze Age Palaces of Hazor

November 19, 2019
8:00 PM

The Late Bronze Age Palaces of Hazor

Shlomit Bechar

Tel Hazor is the largest biblical-era site in modern-day Israel.  It emerged as an impressive urban Canaanite settlement during the Middle Bronze Age.  Its inhabitants developed close ties with the northern Levantine kingdoms in Syrian and Lebanon. During the Late Bronze Age, Hazor residents also established a strong connection with the Egyptian empire.

This illustrated presentation will focus on two monumental royal buildings, both dating to the Late Bronze Age.  One structure is a large ceremonial building located in the center of the acropolis, while the other is the administrative palace of Hazor.

Some of the most important and impressive finds of Hazor in particular, and in Israel in general, were unearthed in these buildings. The importance of these structures and their contents in understanding Hazor in the Late Bronze Age political and commercial spheres will be the focus of this lecture.

Shlomit Bechar, Hebrew University and co-director of excavations at Hazor.

Fees per lecture are
free – high school students;
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$8 – BASONOVA & Bender JCC members, a
$10 – the general public.
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