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Authored by: Trevor Bryce , Heather D. Baker , Daniel T. Potts , Jonathan N. Tubb , Jennifer M. Webb , Paul Zimansky

The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia

Print publication date:  July  2009
Online publication date:  September  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415394857
eBook ISBN: 9780203875506
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Taanach (map 8) Canaanite city built on a mound, c. 6 ha in extent, located in northern Palestine at the southern end of the Jezreel valley, 8 km southeast of Megiddo. Its history of occupation extends from the Early Bronze Age (c. 2700) until C18 CE. Excavations were carried out by E. Sellin for the University of Vienna from 1902 to 1904, and by P. W. Lapp, leader of a joint expedition of the American Schools of Oriental Research and Concordia Seminary, St Louis, from 1963 to 1968.


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