American and British Expeditions Renew the Excavations at Beisan

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The archeological expedition of the University of Pennsylvania Museum at Beisan, the Biblical Bethshan, has returned to its, work of excavating the site of the nine city levels after an interruption of six months caused by the rainy season and a period of intense heat.

Since 1922 the expedition at Beisan, under the direction of Alan Rowe, has uncovered levels dating from 1,500 the Christian era or about the time of Abraham to the twelfth century of the Chrisitian era. The periods represented by these levels include those of the invasion and occupation of the city by the Egyptians, Philistines, Israelites, Assyrians, Scythians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabians and Crusaders.

The field expedition at Ur of the Chaldees undertaken jointly by the Museum will start its seventh season late next month according to information received from C. Leonard Wooley, its director.

In the last season this expedition completed the excavation of the prehistoric cemetery in which were found the tombs of the Kings and Queens of Ur of 3,500 years before the Christian era. The objects unearthed are now on exhibition in London, where they are attracting unusual attention.

Part of the collection will be brought here after the finds have been divided

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