Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor


Amnon Ben-Tor, is professor (emeritus) at the Institute of Archaeology, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He has worked at Hazor as an area supervisor under Yigael Yadin in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Since 1990 he has been the director of the “Selz Foundation Hazor Excavations in Memory of Yigael Yadin.”
Amnon is the editor of Hazor III-IV (text), and a co-editor of Hazor V, Hazor VI, and Hazor VII. He is also the author of the recently published popular book “Hazor Canaanite Metropolis, Israelite City”.


  • Horvat Usa (1963)
  • Tel Yarmuth (1970)
  • Azor (1971)
  • Athienou, Cyprus (1971-1972; with T. Dothan)
  • Tel Qiri (1975-1976)
  • Yoqne‘am (1977-1979; 1981; 1987-1988)
  • Tel Qashish (1978-1979; 1981-1985; 1987)
  • The Selz Foundation Hazor Excavations in Memory of Yigael Yadin (1990-present)