Yavneh II: The ‘Temple Hill’ Repository Pit

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Yavneh II is the second and last excavation report on the
dramatic favissa/genizah pit full of Philistine votive objects, discovered by Raz
Kletter in the city of Yavneh, Israel, near the Mediterranean coast (south of Tel
Aviv). The first volume, Yavneh I (OBO.SA 30, 2010) included studies on the
history and archaeological exploration of Yavneh, the excavation, the stratigraphy
and the interpretation of the pit as a favissae of votive objects that originate from
a public temple; but especially on the mysterious cult stands, which number more
than a hundred and include many stands with zoomorphic and anthropomorphic
figures. In the present volume we publish many additional cultic finds, including
fire pans or shovels that could be used for moving hot coals and for burning
incense (comparable to the biblical maḥtāh); a rectangular shrine-model (naos)
with detached pillars; zoomorphic vessels...
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFribourg and Gottingen
PublisherVandenhoeck & Ruprecht
EditionSeries Archaeologia
Number of pages304
ISBN (Print)978-3-525-54400-6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Palestine
  • Biblical Archaeology
  • Philistines
  • Iron Age
  • Bible
  • Cult
  • Pottery
  • favissa
  • Genizah
  • incense
  • iconography
  • votive

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