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About the Program

The International Program in Ancient Israel Studies: Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures of Tel Aviv University, in collaboration with TAU International, is a unique program; allowing students from a variety of countries across the globe to study the Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible – IN the Land of the Bible.

Prof. Oded Lipschits, Head of the International MA program in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible, and Head of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology

Throughout the duration of the program students are offered a unique window into the country’s perplexing and complex┬ápast via theoretical classes, field work experience, and guided tours to some of the most renowned excavation sites in Israel (such as Jerusalem, Ramat Rachael, Megiddo, Hazor, Dan, Beit Shemesh, Azekah, Beer-Sheba, Qumran, Masada, and Caesarea). Students are also offered the opportunity to gain fieldwork experience through a summer dig in an exciting archaeological excavation conducted in Israel by TAU scholars.

The academic curriculum focuses on the periods between the late-second millennium BCE through the Roman Period, while also offering ancient languages and modern Hebrew classes, and providing students with the most up-to-date, modern and scientific research tools.

We welcome you and hope to see you as one of our students.

Prof. Oded Lipschits