Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Archaeological Survey of Israel


From the Israel Antiquities Authority, this great resource provides lots of topographical information, including commentary as well as medium-resolution maps from Google earth.

From the home page:
The sites documented in the Archaeological Survey of Israel are published on the website where they are displayed in survey squares of 100 sq km (10 × 10 km). The list of maps is presented below in alphabetic order, according to their names and numbers as recorded in Yalquá¹­ Ha-Pirsumim. The survey maps can be seen on the right side of the screen against the background of an aerial photograph. The sites (marked with yellow dots) can be accessed by zooming in on the screen and a description of them will appear by clicking on the dots. The introduction to each map and search options are also displayed.
 A screen shot from the Ashdod page:

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