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 since 2000.
The project operates under the auspices of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa and partners with the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology, ASOR, and Center for Field Sciences.
2023 Excavation Season
The 2023 summer excavation season is over. Join us next year.
M. Eisenberg and A. Segal, Town Planning and Architecture of Hippos (Sussita) of the Decapolis in the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods, MARINOV ZBORNIK: Papers in Honour of Professor Emilio Marin. 2022: 345–367.
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.
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.