Heshbon Expedition (Phase I)

   
Boraas, R. S. and S. H. Horn. (1969). "The First Campaign at Tell Hesban (1968)." AUSS 7: 97-117.

      Set at the edge of the rolling Moabite plain where wasid begin to cut down sharply to the Jordan valley to the west, Tell Hesban (Biblical Heshbon) commands a panoramic view to the east, south, and west from its topmost elecation of the 895 meters above sea level. Located 26 kilometers southwest of Amman in the Transjordan, it is some 11 kilometers southwest of the present administrative headquarters for the district Madeba. Continue reading...
    
Boraas, R. S. and S. H. Horn.  (1973). "The Second Campaign at Tell Hesban (1971)." AUSS 11: 1-16.

       The first campaign at Tell Hesban was carried out in 1968, and the second season was planned for the summer of 1970. The outbreak of the first phase of the Jordanian civil war in June of that year, however, forced a cancellation of the expedition, although some staff members, including the director, were already in Amman and most others were en route Jordan. Continue Reading....
   
Boraas, R. S. and S. H. Horn.  (1975). "The Third Campaign at Tell Hesban (1973)." AUSS 13: 101-116.

      The third campaign at Tell Hesban was conducted from June 20 to August 14, 1973. Heshbon's history from literary sources and a description of Tell Hesban and its geographical location have already been covered in previous reports. For this reason these will not be discussed in this report. Continue Reading...

Boraas, R. S. and L. T. Geraty. (1976). "The Fourth Campaign at Tell Hesban (1974)." AUSS 14: 1-16.

      Tell Hesban, a site some 25 road kilometers southwest of Amman that has been traditionally associated with Biblical Heshbon and the Greco-Roman Esbus, was excavated in a fourth campaign from June 26 to August 14, 1974. Heshbon's history as derived from the literary sources, and the results of the previous three campaigns of 1968, 1971, and 1973, have alreadyt been covered in previous preliminary reports. Continue Reading....
    
Boraas, R. S. and L. T. Geraty.  (1978). "The Fifth Campaign at Tell Hesban (1976)." AUSS 16: 1-18.

      Tell Hesban, a site some 25 road kilometers southwest of Amman that has been traditionally identified with Biblical Heshbon and the Greco-Roman Esbus, was excavated in a fifth and presumably final campaign from June 15 to August 11, 1976. Heshbon's history as derived from the literary sources, and the results of the previous four campaigns of 1968, 1971,1973, and 1974, have already been covered in the previous preliminary reports. Continue reading...

  

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