Atiqot [“Antiquities”] the leading journal of the Israel Antiquities Authority, is now available online in English, with the first edition dedicated to the excavations and surveys.
Articles published in Atiqot are the result of the numerous salvage excavations conducted each year on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, which are frequently surprising in their importance, filling in gaps that could not be understood by the localized studies of the renowned tells. The journal represents the most encompassing research on the region and its connections with the neighboring countries.
The online edition of 'Atiqot is published for the convenience of researchers and archaeology lovers worldwide, and the articles are available free of charge both in Hebrew and English.
The website’s homepage opens to the table of contents of the most recently published volume, and the titles of the article, with the name of the author and keywords, appear in chronological order. A click on the title of the article opens a window showing an abstract of the article, at the bottom of which are the options of sending an automatic email link to the article and opening a PDF file.
The first online edition deals with Highway 6 excavations during the laying of the infrastructure for the largest public works effort in the history of the State of Israel. Results from surveys and excavations are presented, and the relationship between the two methodologies can be analyzed. Final excavation reports of several of the sites are presented as well.
“The Israel Antiquities Authority believes that the online edition, along with the printed journal, will be a breakthrough in the archaeological research of Israel, and that it will stand out prominently among the online journals in the field of archaeology and its related disciplines, published by other research institutes in the country and overseas,” it said in a statement.