hippos (sussita) excavations Project
The ancient city of Hippos (Sussita) of the Decapolis is located on a hill, 2 km. east of the Sea of Galilee. It is one of the most exciting ancient cities of the Holy Land, continuously excavated by our team for over 20 years.
2022 Excavation Season
Summer 2022 excavation season is officially open for registration. During the three-weeks season, July 3rd - 21st, we will continue to explore the ancient city of Hippos, while lodging in beautiful Kibbutz Ein Gev on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
The 2022 season is full for this summer. Join us in 2023.
M. Eisenberg, The Basilica of Hippos of the Decapolis and a Corpus of the Regional Basilicae, In A. Dell’Acqua and O. Peleg-Barkat (eds), The Basilica in Roman Palestine, Adoption and Adaptation Processes, in Light of Comparanda in Italy and North Africa, Edizioni Quasar, Italy, 2021: 153–184.
A. Pažout and M. Eisenberg, The Territory of Hippos: Its Settlement Dynamics and Development from the Hellenistic to the Late Roman Period as Seen through Spatial Analytical Methods, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 38, 2021: 1–15.
A. Kowalewska and M. Eisenberg, Mason’s Marks of Antiochia Hippos and Roman Syria-Palaestina, In M.S. Vinci and A. Ottati (eds), From the Quarry to the Monument. The Process behind the Process: Design and Organization of the Work in Ancient Architecture, Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World 26., Propylaeum, Heidelberg 2021: 57–67
M. Eisenberg, A Visitor's Guide to Ancient Hippos, Haifa 2021.
M. Eisenberg, Hippos (Sussita) of the Decapolis: The First Twelve Seasons of Excavations (2000-2011), Volume II, Haifa 2018.