Loay Abu Alsaud

Loay Abu Alsaud
An-Najah National University · Department of Tourism and Archaeology

Doctor of Philosophy
Co-author Archaeological Research Project in Tel Et Telul, Anabta Palestine with the Collaboration of MOTA and Ifpo 2021

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Introduction
Associate Professor of Archaeology, he works as professor of Archaeology in An Najah National University, Department of Tourism and Archaeology since 2012 till now. He supervised some archaeological excavations in archaeological sites in Nablus area such as in: Tell Sufan, Khirbet Al Shiekh Hemeed, Monastery of Bir Al-Hamam, and in the Old City of Nablus. He published many articles about the archaeology of Roman and Byzantine period in Nablus area in English, Spanish, and Arabic languages in regional and international journals.
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August 2012 - present
An-Najah National University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • He supervised some archaeological excavations in Nablus area. He published many articles about the archaeology of Roman and Byzantine period in Nablus.
August 2012 - present
An-Najah National University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • I have expericnce in Roman and Byzantine archaeology and Palestinian Cultural Heritage.
Education
October 2001 - February 2007
An-Najah National University
Field of study
  • Archaeology

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Publications (32)
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In undertaking a review of archaeological field training at Palestinian universities, the authors set out to examine an area that had not previously been studied in Palestine. The objective was to be able to optimize field training for producing future Palestinian archaeologists, while creating an archaeological framework for protecting and promoti...
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Analyse of carbonate stone
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إيماناً بدورها في ترسيخ ودعم الهوية الفلسطينية، وفي خطوة للمحافظة على الموروث الثقافي، وبناء أجيال واعية لديها انتماء وهوية واحدة، نظمت جامعة النجاح الوطنية ممثلة بقسم السياحة والآثار في كلية العلوم الإنسانية، وبالشراكة مع وزارة السياحة والآثار الفلسطينية يوم الإثنين الموافق 29/11/2021 المعرض الفلسطيني الأول للقطع النقدية القديمة، وذلك في مدرجات ال...
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The aim of this study is to shed light on archaeological field training at Palestinian universities. A review of field training courses conducted during the summer months at Palestinian universities was undertaken in order to assess their effectiveness in providing students with skills in archaeological excavation techniques. The five universities...
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Jacob’s Well, located in modern city of Nablus and ancient Shechem (Tall Balata) in the northern West Bank of Palestine, attracts modern day tourists and pilgrims. It is found in the eastern suburbs of the city. Since 333 AD, pilgrims have been writing accounts of the well, and it has been venerated by both Christian and Jewish communities througho...
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In undertaking a review of archaeological field training at Palestinian universities, the authors set out to examine an area that had not previously been studied in Palestine. The objective was to be able to optimize field training for producing future Palestinian archaeologists, while creating an archaeological framework for protecting and promoti...
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Tell Sufan, also known as Tell Sofer, is located on the western side of the city of Nablus. An-Najah National University has been carrying out large-scale exploration projects at and around the site since summer, 1999. Excavations were preceded by detailed mapping of the site; it was subsequently divided into 625 squares. This was followed by a sur...
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This article presents a comprehensive and critical historical, architectural and cultural review of a Muslim Shrine in Palestine, known as Joseph's Shrine, located near the ancient Palestinian city of Shikmu (Shechem, Tell Balata ), northeast of Nablus, Palestine. A key heritage site in Palestine, the current structure is constructed within the tra...
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With the end of World War I and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the British formed their administration in Palestine, which lasted until the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Many archaeological projects such as excavations, surveys and the creations of lists of sites and monuments were conducted during this time. The British establ...
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: Archaeology has an important position among modern sciences as a result of extra attention to this science at the official and academic levels. Many programs were founded in Palestinian universities despite its late appearance. In 1976, the academic institute was the first institute established in Birzeit. In 1992, came the higher institute of ar...
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This research aims at shedding light on the Khirbet Bala'ma Tunnel, located south of Jenin. One of the most important ancient water systems used in Palestine, along with the Silwan and Al-Jib (Jerusalem), Tall al-Mutasallem (Megiddo), Tel Waqas (Tall al-Qudah, Hazor) and Tall Al Gazar (Gezer). The tunnel was used since the Late Bronze Age until the...
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The Islamic shrine known as Joseph’s Tomb is located near Shechem, less than 2km north-east of Nablus and 66km north of Jerusalem. The shrine is dedicated to Joseph, the Old Testament patriarch, and since early in its history has been an important site for all religious communities in Palestine, despite disagreement about its heritage. The authors...
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The site at Khirbet Aqabat Al Qadi, where a burial chamber and other building has come to light in 2016, is located two kilometres from the city centre of Nablus on the north-western slope of Mount Ebal. At 600 metres above sea level and overlooking the city. The aim of this study is to describe the architecture and archaeological remains at the si...
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In 2016, a burial chamber hewn into limestone was discovered at Khirbet Aqabet Al Qadi on the north-western slope of Mount Ebal, two kilometres north of the city centre of Nablus. The floor of the chamber is 3.15 × 2.9m and the height averages 1.8m. A movable closure at the entrance consists of a limestone slab. The burial chamber houses four sarco...
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Our aim is to research and catalogue archaeological and historical information on all the churches in Nablus from the Byzantine period, built from the beginning the fourth century ad to 638 ad –16 ah– and discovered from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries. We also aimed to provide a description of each building in terms of usage and form. We...
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We report on Tell Sufan, Nablus, Palestine, a low hill 1.5 km to the west of the city (area 15 donum). The first known reference to the site was made in the 1880 Survey of Western Palestine under the name of Saffin and, in 1931, Böhl carried out the first survey. There has been no previous research on the site. Our results so far show settlement oc...
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p class="3">This paper will share Discover Palestine, an interdisciplinary Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) and the first MOOC to be created in Palestine, by the E-Learning Centre, Faculty from the Department of Geography, and Department of Tourism and Archaeology from An-Najah National University in Palestine. The paper traces the process of deve...
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Our aim was to research and catalogue archaeological and historical information on all the churches in Nablus from the Byzantine period, from the beginning the fourth century AD to 638 AD (AH 16), discovered from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries. We also aimed to provide a description of each building in terms of usage and form. We extracte...
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This research report aims to give detailed information on the pottery from the 1999 and 2013-16 excavation campaigns taking place at the Tell Sufan site in Nablus, Palestine. These were conducted by the Department of Antiquities at An-Najah National University (ANU) in Nablus. It is of note that this ancient pottery has never previously been the su...
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This article aimed to clarify the history and archeological ruins of the city of Sebastia (Old Samaria) before the Expansion of Islam. Seeking archaeological information that provides a clear picture of the city during ancient times, the author depended on historical, religious and archaeological sources to identify the different cultural aspects o...
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The site of the Monastery was discovered in 2001 during bulldozing work conducted by the owner of the land (Munib Al-Masri) for construction of a Palace. A brief salvage operation was carried out on the site that showed its great potential and the degree of damage to the site before the excavation. This was followed by more extensive salvage excava...
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عبارة عن بحث علمي تم تقديمه في مسابقة بحثية فزت بها لدى ملتقى المثقفين المقدسي
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The aim of this study is to provide information on the most significant archaeological site in the Nablus area, demonstrating the presence of Samaritan archaeology in the landscape surrounding the city during the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods. The study of the site had previously been based on three different sources of information, those bei...
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تتناول هذه الموسوعة تاريخ مدينة القدس عبر العصور. كما تتناول في الجزء الأخير منها أعلام في القدس
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يقع تل صوفان (تل صوفر) في الجهة الغربية من مدينة نابلس. وكان للموقع أهمية كبيرة منذ القدم بسبب توفر مصادر مياه الينابيع والأودية، مثل: عين الجسر، وعين بيت الماء، ووادي التفاح، وتوفر التربة الخصبة الصالحة للزراعة. إذ سمح ذلك لسكان تلك المنطقة بالاستقرار فيها وممارسة الزراعة منذ فجر التاريخ. هذا بالإضافة إلى الموقع الاستراتيجي للتل، إذ يربط نابلس مع...
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Resumen En este trabajo hace una revisión la evolución del conocimiento de Neapolis (Nablús, Palestina) a partir de las investigaciones desarrolladas en el Departamento de Prehistoria, Historia Antigua y Arqueología de la Universidad de Salamanca en los últi-mos años 2. Con ellas se han replanteado argumentos cerrados secularmente, sugirien-do, al...

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The study presents the first archaeometric characterisation of pottery from Tall Sufan (Nablus, Palestine) dated to the Late Byzantine period (5th-7th centuries AD). The site was an olive oil production centre that probably included a pottery workshop. The assemblage investigated includes amphorae, storage jars, common wares and cooking pots. Within each functional category several fabrics have been macroscopically recognised. Aiming to evaluate their provenance (local products or imports), and the technological processes involved in their manufacture (raw materials procurement and processing, forming and firing), 21 pottery sherds were examined by X-ray Fluorescence (WD-XRF), X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and thin-section optical microscopy (OM). The results suggest that all the vessels consist of local/regional products since their petrographic composition matches with the geological environment (Cretaceous and Eocene deposits) around the site. Nevertheless, several pottery productions have been identified according to the chemical, mineralogical and petrographic composition. Most of the amphorae and storage jars were manufactured at Tall Sufan using local raw materials (Ca-rich clays tempered with medium-coarse to very coarse fragments of flinty and nummulitic limestone, eolian quartz, and sedimentary rocks). Several medium-fine to medium-coarse fabrics have been identified among the rest of common wares, which could probably be associated with other nearby pottery workshops. The cooking pots comprise several coarse fabrics exclusively tempered with carbonates of different nature (sparite semi-decomposed to micrite, fossils, limestone, and speleothems). All pottery categories were fired in either oxidising or reducing conditions. The common wares were submitted to firings from 800ºC to ≥1000ºC, while the cooking pots were fired at low temperature. The diversity of productions identified is the result of slightly different raw materials (probably collected at different areas in the region) and the selection of different materials and techniques for processing the paste. The technological choices in each case must be related to the performance characteristics and functional purpose intended for the final products.