The Kabri Archaeological Project

From 1986–1993 Aharon Kempinski led excavations at the site of Tel Kabri in the Western Galilee region of Northern Israel under the auspices of Tel Aviv University. During this time, his team unearthed a monumental Canaanite palatial complex at the center of a fortified Middle Bronze Age urban settlement.

In 2005, excavations were renewed by Eric H. Cline (The George Washington University, Washington, DC) and Assaf Yasur-Landau (University of Haifa, Haifa). Since then, the Kabri Archaeological Project (KAP) has carried out regional studies of the physical and political landscape of the MB Western Galilee and have give particular attention to clarifying Tel Kabri's conspicuous palatial economy.



What is Tel Kabri?

Kabri is an archaeological site located in Northern Israel approximately 5 km from the Mediterranean. It is situated near Kibbutz Kabri.

Is Tel Kabri open to the public?

Unfortunately not. Because the site sits on private land, it is not open to visitors. During the excavation season, interested visitors can arrange with our directors to come visit.

How did Tel Kabri get its name?

The archaeological site is named after the nearby Kibbutz. The historic and ancient name of the site is still unknown although evidence from Egyptian Execration texts suggests it may have been Rehob.

Can I come dig at Tel Kabri?

Yes! Check out the rest of the site to learn more.


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