Archaeological Sites in Israel-Sites of Christian significance

Archaeological Sites in Israel-Sites of Christian significance



Archaeological Sites in Israel
Special Millennium Issue
Sites of Christian Significance
by Hillel Geva

This special Millennium issue includes sites of Christian significance, some of which have been published in former issues of Archeological Sites in Israel (see Cumulative Table of Contents).


  1. Akko - The Maritime Capital of the Crusader Kingdom
  2. Bethsaida - An Ancient Fishing Village on the shore of the Sea of Galilee
  3. Tabgha - Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes
  4. The Roman Boat from the Sea of Galilee
  5. Kursi - Christian Monastery on the shore of the Sea of Galilee
  6. Tiberias - The Anchor Church
  7. Belvoir - A Crusader Fortress overlooking the Jordan Valley
  8. Caesarea - from Roman City to Crusader Fortress
  9. The Monastery of Martyrius
  10. Jerusalem - The Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  11. Jerusalem - The Nea Church and the Cardo
  12. The Church of the Seat of Mary (Kathisma)
  13. Byzantine Churches in the Negev
  14. Cumulative table of contents - Archeological Sites in Israel


Israel Information Center, Jerusalem
December 1999
No. 5

Hillel Geva studied archeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, participated in excavations in the Jewish Quarter and the Citadel in Jerusalem, and is author of the entry "Jerusalem" in the New Encyclopedia of Archeological Excavations in the Holy Land and editor of Ancient Jerusalem Revealed.

Photographs courtesy of:

R. Arav: 12, 13, 14
Benedictine Monastery Tabgha: 16, 17
H. Geva: 40
Y. Hirschfeld: 23
E. Linder: 7 (left)
Y. Magen/Israel Antiquities Authority: 34, 35
V. Tzaferis/Israel Antiquities Authority: 21
Yigal Alon Museum, Kibbutz Ginosar/S.Zisso: 19


W. Braun: 26
B. Gian: 32 (right), 46
Israel Antiquities Authority: Cover, 9, 29
Y. Loeff: 31, 43
Mifalot Yefei Nof /S.Ginott: 25
R. Nowitz: 28, 30
Z. Radovan: 7 (right), 8, 32 (left), 38, 39, 41, 45, 47, 48

Photographs of finds and artifacts published with permission of the Israel Antiquities Authority

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