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023) ‘Ain Ḥajla (Beth Hoglah)

[PADIS code 0123]

Arabic: عين حجلة

Site location: Lat. +31° 49' 41.29" N; Long. 35° 30' 44.26" E.

Site extension: 360 dunams.

State of preservation: sparse remains.

Disturbance: modern cultivations, modern building activities.

Occupational periods: Iron Age II, Byzantine, Late Islamic.

Plates: I, III.



Iron Age II

Site typology: architectural remains.

Domestic architecture: houses.

Material culture: pottery.

Bibliography: Dinur 1986.


Byzantine Period

Site typology: architectural remains.

Domestic architecture: houses. Shallow tumuli are scattered in the area all around, possibly farm-houses or sighting towers.

Material culture: mosaics, mosaic tesserae, glass, metal vessels, pottery.

Bibliography: Guérin 1884, 195; Augustinović 1951, 198-199; Robinson - Smith 1970, 545-546; Dinur 1986.


Late Islamic Period

Site typology: other.

Domestic architecture: houses (?).

Material culture: pottery.

Bibliography: Burchard de Monte Sion, Descriptio Terrae Sanctae (ca. 1280); Dinur 1986.



Augustinović, A.
1951 Gerico e dintorni, Jerusalem 1951 (in particular pp. 198-199).
Dinur, U.
1986 "‘En Hogla", in Excavations and Surveys in Israel 5 (1986), p. 118.
Guérin, V.H.
1884 La Terre Sainte: son histoire - ses souvenir - ses sites - ses monuments, Vol. 2, Paris 1884 (in particular p. 195).
Robinson, E. - Smith, E.
1970 Biblical researches in Palestine and the adjacent regions. A journal of travels in the years 1838 and 1952. By E. Robinson and E. Smith. Drawn up from the original diaries, with historical illustrations, by Edward Robinson, Jerusalem 1970 (3rd edition by W.G. Dever) (in particular pp. 545-546).