The Stratum VI stele stone, discovered during excavations at Bethsaida in May 2019, is just under 66 cm long. A plastic reproduction of this significant artefact is now available. At just under 20 cm the reproduction is almost 1/3 scale. See the framed example below. The reproduction utilises 3D digital technology to create a computer … More Reproduction Bethsaida Stele
During the 2019 summer excavation season, British filmmaker Chris Atkins made an excellent film about Bethsaida. Watch the 2019 Bethsaida Video Report
A new video features the excavations at Bethsaida during the 2019 season. These included a “high place” adjacent to the 11th-century city entrance, including another example of the moon-god stele.
The Jerusalem Post of 6 June 2019 carried a brief report on the discovery of a city gate dating to the eleventh century BCE, making it contemporary with the biblical dates for David and Solomon. Since this was not an Israelite city (as evidenced by the moon-god stele, another example of which was also found this … More 11C BCE city gates found at et-Tell
The dates for the 2019 season at the Bethsaida Excavations Project are May 16 to June 6. During this limited three-week season, participants will be based at Kibbutz Gadot. Further details, including a registration form, will be published here as soon as they are available.