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 open for registration with few spots still available. Join us!
Do you seek academic credits? Enroll through Center for Field Sciences for 8 semester credits!
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.
G. Staab, A. Kowalewska and M. Eisenberg, Two Additional Inscriptions from the Martyrion of Theodoros in Hippos of the Decapolis, ZPE 222, 2022: 131–137.
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 and A. Kowalewska, Funerary podia of Hippos of the Decapolis and the phenomenon in the Roman world, Journal of Roman Archaeology 2021.
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.
Recent in the Media
HIPPOS: WAS MOSAIK-INSCHRIFTEN VERRATEN - Auf den Spuren einer christlichen Gemeinde (05/2023)
Hippos de la Décapole: lieu central pour le baptême des premiers chrétiens (Terre sainte.net 3/02/2023)
Hippos-Sussita la ville païen (Terre Sainte Magazine Nov.-Dec. 2021)
Archaeologists Reconstruct Huge Early Christian Cathedral in Northern Israel (Haaretz 3/01/2023)
New Inscriptions in Roman City in Israel Shed Personal Light on Early Christians (Haaretz 20/11/2022).