Prof. Kloner Amos

Prof. Kloner Amos




  • Ph.D. 1980, Hebrew University Jerusalem. Thesis: The Necropolis of Jerusalem in the Hellenistic and Early Roman Periods (Supervisors: Profs. A. Negev and S. Safrai)
  • M.A. 1973, Hebrew University Jerusalem, in Classical and Byzantine Archaeology. Thesis: Columbaria (Supervisor: Prof. M. Avi-Yonah)
  • B.A. 1965, Hebrew University Jerusalem, in Archaeology and Geography

Professional Employment

  • 1969-1971: Secretary of the Archaeological Survey of Israel
  • 1971-1989: District Archaeologist for Jerusalem and the Judaean Shephella for the Department of Antiquities and Museums.
  • 1989-2000: Director of Excavation Project at Maresha and Beth Guvrin on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
  • 1980- 2005: Teaching Archaeology of the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods at the Dep. Of the Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, Bar Ilan University.


  • 1970s-1980s: Director of many archaeological excavations in Jerusalem, which were published in various journals, and conducting the Archaeological Survey of Jerusalem, which is now published in 3 volumes.
  • 1974-1985: Excavations at Horvat Thellah, Kishor, Midras, Gomer, Seled, Za'akuka, Maresha and Qatzra in the Judean Shephella
  • 1978-1980: Excavation at Rimmon, a synagogue and Jewish village from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods
  • 1979-1987: Studied and published The Hiding Complexes in the Judean Shephelah (of the Second Century C.E.)
  • 1989-2001: Director of a large-scale excavation at Maresha and Beth Guvrin

Professional Affiliation

  • Member of the Israel Archaeological Council and the Professional and Preservation Committees of the Council.
  • Member of the Council of the Israel Exploration Society.
  • Member of various committees on behalf of archaeological and academic institutions in Israel.
  • Member of the Senate of Bar Ilan University.
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