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Tell Halif -- Biblical Rimmon -- Modern Kibbutz Lahav

Western Edge of Halif with Field IV (Lahav Research Project)

The 7 acre site of Tell Halif lies near Kibbutz Lahav at the northern edge of the Negev Desert. Occupied from the Chalcolithic period to modern times the site has yielded significant remains from an Early Bronze Age settlement as well as from the Late Bronze Age when the site was largely under Egyptian influence as well as the Israelite Period of Iron Age II and the late Roman and Byzantine Periods when the region was the scene of Jewish and Christian resettlement after the Roman destruction of Jerusalem. The Lahav Research Project has been excavating at Tell Halif (Biblical Rimmon) since 1976 ...

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