This site documents the participation of Concordia University, Saint Paul in the Hippos Excavations of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the Hippos/Sussita National Park above the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee at Ein Gev under the direction of Dr. Mark Schuler.

Since 2002 the Concordia Team has been excavating the Northeast Church, a mono-apsidal structure fifty meters east of the temple complex of the city and itself part of a larger configuration of structures, likley an urban monastery.  Distinctive to the church are its burials in the chancel — one of which is a revered elderly woman. Beginning in 2010, the Concordia team has broadened its work to address the larger area north of the Decumanus Maximus and east of the Roman basilica within which the Northeast Church is located.  This larger project bears the name Northeast Insulae Project. The Concordia Team concluded its field excavations with the 2016 Season. A study season was held in 2019. The Final Report was issued in October 2021.

The Final Report

3D Model of the Northeast Insulae

Click on the images above to see the various parts of the Final Report on the Northeast Insulae Project. Two are in a flip-book format and the one in the middle is a 3D model. For the books, click the cover icon to begin reading. Then, if you wish, select the icon on the bottom menu for “full screen.” Please note that the software only loads five pages at a time. Be patient while “flipping.” Fully downloadable versions optimized for printing are available from the official repository: DigitalCommons@CSP.

Tour of the Excavation

This tour of the Northeast Insulae at Hippos was built using a LiDAR-based point cloud from 181 scans with a BLK360 and processed using Autodesk ReCap Pro, Leica Register 360, and Nubigon Pro. The tour is about twenty minutes and includes labels [but no sound]. It is a visual record of the project.