Megiddo is the jewel in the crown of biblical archaeology. Strategically perched above the most important land route in the ancient Near East, the city dominated international traffic for over 6,000 years — from ca. 7,000 B.C.E. through to biblical times. As civilizations came and went, succeeding settlements at ancient Megiddo were built on the ruins of their predecessors, creating a multi-layered archaeological legacy that abounds in unparalleled treasures that include monumental temples, lavish palaces, mighty fortifications, and remarkably-engineered water systems.
The Megiddo Expedition has been operating in the field every second year since 1992. The Expedition is undertaken under the auspices of Tel Aviv University, in conjunction with The George Washington University as Senior Consortium Member and Chapman University, Gettysburg College, Loyola Marymount University and Vanderbilt University as Consortium Members. The Expedition is directed by Israel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv University; David Ussishkin served as Co-Director from 1992 to 2012), with Eric Cline (The George Washington University) serving as Associate Director (USA).
For the results see:
I. Finkelstein, D. Ussishkin and B. Halpern (editors), Megiddo III: The 1992-1996 Seasons. (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology Tel Aviv University No. 18). Tel Aviv 2000. Two volumes.
I. Finkelstein, D. Ussishkin and B. Halpern (editors), Megiddo IV: The 1998-2002 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology Tel Aviv University No. 24), Tel Aviv 2006. Two volumes.
I. Finkelstein, D. Ussishkin and E.H. Cline (editors), Megiddo V: The 2004-2008 Seasons, Winona Lake 2013. Three volumes.
For the excavation’s webpage see: megiddo.tau.ac.il