Mapping the Ancient Jewish world

Mapping the Ancient Jewish world project between 586 B.C.E – 650 C.E.

The scope of our research is based on a broad period: the Second Templeand the Mishnah and Talmud period.

This project aim to construct an interactive mapping of the archaeological findings and The literary evidence about Jews around the world.

Based on a vision of information sharing and masses wisdom, the project focuses on creating an interactive map that presents critical points of reference to Jewish communities, findings and writings, as well as a link to the world of contemporary research and relevant bibliography.

The main map relies on the GIS system in order to enable users around the world to learn details using different layers according to different research and knowledge needs.

The project is coordinated by Prof. Eyal Ben-Eliyahu from the Department of History at the University of Haifa, Israel.

The project takes place in the Elijah laboratory - a research lab for crowdsourcing under the mangment of Dr, Moshe Lavee.