Rujm el-Hiri (Arabic for “the stone heap of the wild cat”), is an enigmatic construction on the Golan Heights, possibly dated to the Chalcolithic or Early Bronze Age (c. 4500–2000 BC). Although probably a ritual structure, it is unclear whether it was related to astronomical, calendrical, or mortuary purposes.
November 22, 2016 – Ongoing
Oriental Institute archaeologists excavated the mound known today as Alishar Höyük, or “mound of Alishar” in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Photographed: Maria von der Osten, Driver, Translator, Hans Henning von der Oster, 1926 (N. 6357).
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