Israeli Institute of Archaeology was founded in 2002 with the aim of disseminating archaeology to a wide and diverse public, raising the profile of archaeology in Israeli society and supporting the preservation of the glorious heritage of the Land of Israel.

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Israeli Institute of Archaeology is the only non-profit organization in Israel that brings together leading professionals in the fields of archaeological excavations, in the planning, preservation, restoration and development of antiquity sites and in exposing archaeology to the general public through various tours, lectures and conferences.

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Israeli Institute of Archaeology is a leading body in Israel in initiating and managing community archaeological projects.

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Archaeological Services and Programs

Community Archaeology

Lod, Lydda, Diospolis Journal

"Lod, Lydda, Diospolis" is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the Archaeology, the History and the Heritage of the city of Lod and its Vicinity. Ancient Lod is one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. However, its former glory is nowhere in evidence amidst the current difficulties the city is presently experiencing. The Israeli Institute of Archaeology has initiated a community archaeological project in order to restore the ancient town of Lod and develop it as a major tourist attraction.