The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut néerlandais du Proche-Orient

NINO Collection glass slides: Palestine - Sichem

Excavations in Sichem (Nablus, Palestine) and related images

de opgraving van Sichem | Assyriologische Werkkamer te Leiden

Tell Balata, now part of Nablus, was identified as the biblical city Sichem or Shekhem. Excavations took place from 1914 until the 1950’s. Prof. Böhl was a staff member at the excavations led by Sellin in 1926 and 1927. Much of the documentation of the early German excavations did not survive WWII. This makes Prof. Böhl’s material even more valuable. A few images are from campaigns in which Prof. Böhl did not participate, or from sights in the direct surroundings.