The current (2018) version of the constitution of the Consortium for the Bethsaida Excavations Project is now available online. CBEP Constitution 2018 Institutions considering joining the consortium are encouraged to read the constitution carefully and then contact us about the process for admission.
The site, situated on e-Tell and identified with Bethsaida, was founded in the 10th century BCE on a basalt hill extending from the Golan plateau. The size of the city (20 acres), its majestic fortifications, its enormous gate – the largest ever found in southern Levant – and a palace indicates that this site served … More Bethsaida Overview
The 2017 season at Bethsaida has been cancelled due to delays in securing a new academic sponsor following the withdrawal of the University of Nebraska at Omaha from the project. Work is continuing to establish a new “lead institution” for the international consortium and secure a licence for 2018 from the Israel Antiquities Authority. Please … More 2018 Season
The Bethsaida Excavations Project has been hosted for many years by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). As we now move to a more independent phase of our work, stay tuned for news about new administrative arrangements to support our mission of scientific research, education, and public service.