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.

The project operates under the auspices of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa and is affiliated with the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology and ASOR.



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.

Recent Publications


Recent Book

M. Eisenberg, A Visitor's Guide to Ancient Hippos, Haifa 2021.


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