The Montfort Castle Project (MCP): A summary of the surveys and the first six excavation seasons (2011-2015)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMontfort
Subtitle of host publicationHistory, Early Research and Recent Studies of the Principal Fortress of the Teutonic Order in the Latin East
EditorsAdrian J. Boas
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789004250468
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameMedieval Mediterranean
ISSN (Print)0928-5520

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
1  See Boas 2008. Funding for the survey was granted by the Israel Science foundation ISF Grant no. 1161/06.

Funding Information:
The Montfort Castle Project (MCP) was established in 2006 with the aim of carrying out research on the castle and in order to plan and instigate conservation, restoration and site development of the castle and its surroundings. The project is sponsored by the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa and the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East (SSCLE). The first four years were devoted to surveys including mapping, photographic studies and examination of the physical condition of the architectural remains.1 In the summer of 2011, the first season of archaeological excavations took place; two additional seasons followed in 2012, and a three more seasons up to 2015. Fieldwork has been carried out by students and volunteers under the direction of Prof. Adrian Boas, assisted by Dr. Rabei Khamisy and Dr. Rafael Lewis.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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