Hellenistic Discoveries at Tel Dor, Israel

by Andrew Stewart and S. Rebecca Martin

Hesperia, Volume 72, Issue 2
Page(s): 121-145
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3182048
Year: 2003


This article is a preliminary publication of a series of finds made in 2000 at Tel Dor, Israel, during excavations sponsored jointly by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of California at Berkeley. A limestone Nike and a group of architectural fragments are conjectured to come from a 3rd- or early-2nd-century Doric temple or propylon. Fragments of a superb theatrical mosaic or mosaics in the opus vermiculatum technique are attributed to an andron or oecus and are compared with mosaics from late-3rd-century Alexandria and 2nd-century Delos, Pergamon, Rhodes, and Pompeii. The finds suggest the presence of a sophisticated Hellenized community at Hellenistic Dor.