ONLINE: ARCE | Ramesside Jaffa and the Decline of Egyptian Control in Canaan


Presented by Dr. Aaron Burke, Professor and Kershaw Chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies, University of California Los Angeles

Excavations of the Egyptian New Kingdom fortress in Jaffa (Tel Yafo, ancient Yapu), on the southern side of Tel Aviv, were renewed by the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project from 2011 to 2014. As the Egyptian fortress in Jaffa is the only one excavated in Canaan thus far, its archaeological record provides a unique perspective on Egyptian rule and resistance to it in Canaan from c. 1460 to 1125 B.C.E., but especially during the late Ramesside Period when Jaffa was twice destroyed. Radiocarbon dates from these two destructions suggest ca. 1125 B.C.E. as a terminus for Egyptian rule in Canaan. The archaeological evidence from Jaffa, taken together with textual sources, yields a picture of local resistance to the Egyptian military presence in Jaffa that likely originated among Canaanite centers in the coastal plain. 

Sponsored by Kenneth and Cathy Ragland in partnership with the American Research Center in Egypt: Orange County Chapter

Location: ONLINE

Ticketed Event: Free for Bowers and ARCE Members | General $6 | Ticketholders will receive a private link to view the online presentation at 12:30 PM on the day of the program.


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Event details

September 12, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm