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Shulamit Miller

Shulamit Miller

E-mail: shulamit.miller@huji.ac.il

M.A. thesis topic: The Mosaics of Tiberias and Hammat Tiberias from the Roman to the Early Islamic Periods.

Advisor: Prof. Zeev Weiss

Abstract:

Numerous excavations have been carried out in Tiberias and Hammat Tiberias over the past century. My research complies for the first time published and unpublished mosaic floors which decorated private, public, secular and religious buildings throughout the city and its periphery. The motifs which adorned these floors span from the simplest geometric patterns, to complex figurative depictions, in accordance with the fashion of the times, the preferences of the patrons and the uses of the floors within the buildings. Furthermore, my research presents a stylistic analysis attesting to artistic penchants and the skillfulness of the artisans. The study of the components of the mosaics within their local-regional contexts will enable creating a comparanda of the mosaic art from Tiberias with other mosaics from around the Mediterranean basin.


Projects:

  • Co-director of the publication project of Yizhar Hirschfeld's excavations in Tiberias.
  • Publication of mosaics from the excavations of a Byzantine church in Tiberias, directed by Dr. Moshe Hartal (IAA).
  • Publication of the mosaics from the excavation of the Roman Theater in Tiberias, directed by Dr. Walid Atrash and Avner Hilman (IAA).
  • Publication of Roman-Byzantine stratigraphy and of the mosaics from the New Tiberias Excavation Project, directed by Dr. Katia Cytryn-Silverman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

Field Work:

2009-2010: Assistant director and area supervisor - The New Tiberias Excavation Project, directed by Dr. Katia Cytryn-Silverman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
2006-2010: Area supervisor - Sepphoris Excavations, directed by Prof. Zeev Weiss (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
2007-2009: Area supervisor - Wadi Hamam Excavations, directed by Dr. Uzi Leibner (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
2008: Co-director with Dr. Anna de Vincenz and A. Amitai of the Yizhar Hirschfeld Memorial Excavations in Tiberias (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
2004-2006: Area supervisor - Tiberias Excavations, directed by Prof. Yizhar Hirschfeld (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
2004: Area supervisor - Ramat Hanadiv Excavations, directed by Prof. Yizhar Hirschfeld (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

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