David Ussishkin

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David Ussishkin is an Israeli archaeologist. Now retired (2005) as Professor of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, Ussishkin has directed and co-directed important excavations at a variety of sites, including Lachish, Jezreel and Megiddo.

In 1968 he undertook the first complete survey of the First Temple period rock-cut tombs in ancient Israel atop which the village of Silwan was built.[1][2]


  • The conquest of Lachish by Sennacherib, Institute of Archaeology, 1982
  • Excavations at Tel Lachish, 1978-1983: Second preliminary report , Makhon le-arkheʾologyah Reprint series - Tel Aviv University, Institute of Archaeology), 1983
  • Studies In The Iron Age Pottery Of Israel: Typological, Archaeological And Chronological Aspects, with Orna Zimhoni, O. Zimhoni, and Lily Singer-Avitz, 1997
  • Megiddo Iii, Set: The 1992-1996 Season (Monograph Series of Sonia & Marco Nadler, Institute of Archaeology) with Israel Finkelstein and Baruch Halpern, 2000
  • The Renewed Archaeological Excavations at Lachish (1973-1994), Volumes I-V, 2005
  • Kefar-ha-Shiloah: °ir-ha-kevarim mi-tekufat ha-melukhah[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Necropolis from the Time of the Kingdom of Judah at Silwan," Jerusalem, David Ussishkin, The Biblical Archaeologist, Vol. 33, No. 2 (May, 1970), pp. 33-46,
  2. ^ http://www.tau.ac.il/humanities/archaeology/directory/dir_david_ussishkin.html