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046) Ḥassan, Tell el-

[PADIS code 0006]

Arabic: تل الحسن

Site location: Lat. +31° 51' 35.18" N; Long. +35° 27' 33.24" E.

Site extension: 40 dunams, located under centre of modern Jericho.

State of preservation: partly preserved, partly under modern cultivations and modern edification.

Disturbance: modern cultivations, modern building activities.

Occupational periods: Byzantine, Early Islamic.

Plates: I, III, XLV-XLVI.



Byzantine Period

Site typology: village.

Public architecture: church (Nea Theotokos Church).

Domestic architecture: houses.

Material culture: mosaics, pottery.

Bibliography: Augustinović 1951, 83-84; Baramki 1936; 1955; Ovadiah 1970, 74-75, pl. 29, plan 64; Foerster 1993; Cirelli - Zagari 2000, 366; Zagari 2000, 356-357; excavations carried out by the Palestinian Department of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage in 2010.


Early Islamic Period

Site typology: village.

Public architecture: church.

Material culture: pottery.

Bibliography: Foerster 1993.



Augustinović, A.
1951 Gerico e dintorni, Jerusalem 1951 (in particular pp. 83-84).
Baramki, D.C.
1936 "An early Byzantine Basilica at Tell el-Hassan-Jericho", in Quarterly of the Department of Antiquity of Palestine 5 (1936), pp. 82-88.
1955 "The Excavations at Khirbet en-Nitla", in J.L. Kelso - D.C. Baramki, Excavations at New Testament Jericho an Khirbet en-Nitla (Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research 29-30, 1949-1951), New Haven 1955, pp. 50-52.
Cirelli, E. - Zagari, F.
2000 "L'oasi di Gerico in età bizantina e islamica. Problemi e proposte di ricerca", in Archeologia Medievale 27 (2000), pp. 365-376 (in particular p. 366).
Foerster, G.
1993 "Tell el-Hassan", in E. Stern (ed.) The New Encyclopedia of Excavations in the Holy Land, Vol. 2, Jerusalem 1993, pp. 696-697.
Ovadiah, A.
1970 Corpus of Byzantine Churches in the Holy Land (Theophaneia. Beiträge zur religions- und Kirchengeschichte des Altertums 22), Bonn 1970 (in particular pp. 74-75, pl. 29, plan 64).
Zagari, F.
2000 "Appendix H: Remarks on the Byzantine occupation of Tell es-Sultan", in N. Marchetti - L. Nigro (eds.), Excavations at Jericho, 1998. Preliminary Report on the Second Season of Archaeological Excavations and Surveys at Tell es-Sultan, Palestine (Quaderni di Gerico 2), Rome 2000, pp. 355-381 (in particular pp. 356-357).