Kiln/Workshop: Shikhin lamp kiln

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Shikhin lamp kiln

1st-2nd c. CE

Roman

Shikhin

Cooking ware bowl, Lam...

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In 2017, excavations uncovered remains of a small kiln for firing lamps and other small vessels. The kiln was roughly circular in shape, measuring just 80 cm in diameter. The uppermost stones lay about 22 cm below surface, showing that much of the kiln was damaged. A circular wall of fieldstones of varying thickness held the coarse interior bricks that were 2 cm thick. Their interior surface was covered with a 1 cm thick layer of clay. We estimate that the kiln stood around 150 cm high. In the centre of the installation stood a pillar made of three ceramic discs 18 cm in diameter and c. 10 cm thick stacked one on top of the other, around 30 cm in total. These appear to be specially made. Damaged remains of a thin mud floor near the so...


Lamp mold
Shikhin
1st-2nd c. CE
Roman


Lamp mold
Shikhin
1st-2nd c. CE
Roman


Lamp mold
Shikhin
1st-2nd c. CE
Roman


Lamp mold
Shikhin
1st-2nd c. CE
Roman

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Discussion/Acknowledgements

<p>Excavations at Shikhin were directed by James R. Strange, Charles Jackson Granade and Elizabeth Donald Granade Professor of New Testament Department of Religion, Samford University, and Professor Mordechai Aviam, Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology, Kinneret Academic College, Israel. Photos are by Gabi Laron.</p>