Shalom from Huqoq, Israel!

By: Megan Hynek, 2013 Platt Fellowship recipient Deciding to dig in Israel was an easy decision. I am currently a fourth year archaeology student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. All archaeology students there are required to attend a dig field school. We have several options including digs in northern Peru, Mississippi, and […]


The Platt Fellowship Changed My Life

By: Caroline Carter, 2012 Platt Fellow In the summer of 2011, I attended my first archaeological excavation during the opening season of the Huqoq Excavation Project in Huqoq, Israel under the direction of Professor Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Israel Antiquities Authority. I had not planned on […]


Platt Fellow Reflects on Mosaic Discovery

By: Caroline Carter, 2012 Platt Fellow I ended my last blog saying, “It’s not everyday that you get to protect a 500+-year-old site from frantic farm animals.” As the month continued and new discoveries were made at Huqoq, Israel, I also came to find out that it’s not every day that you can say, “WE […]


Report on Mosaics Discovered at Huqoq in Israel

Female face in Huqoq mosaic. Photo by Jim Haberman By: Jodi Magness In June 2011, a multi-year excavation project began in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel’s Lower Eastern Galilee, directed by Professor Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-directed by Dr. David Amit and Ms. Shua Kisilevitz […]


Heritage Fellow Helps Discover Ancient Mosaic Showing Samson

By: James Heilpern, 2012 Heritage Fellow We found a mosaic. That’s right . . . a beautiful, intact, exquisite mosaic covering the ancient synagogue floor at Huqoq. (more…)


Heritage Grant Recipient Brian Coussens Describes his Experiences at the Archaeological Site of Huqoq in Israel

Through the financial support of an ASOR Heritage Fellowship, I was able to participate in the inaugural season at the archaeological site of Huqoq in Israel. The excavations centered upon the Roman-Byzantine village and the pre-1948 modern village of Yakuk which partially covers it. The project is multi-faceted, with a number of objectives including uncovering […]

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