Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor
Amnon Ben-Tor, is professor (emeritus) at the Institute of Archaeology, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He has worked at Hazor as an area supervisor under Yigael Yadin in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Since 1990 he has been the director of the “Selz Foundation Hazor Excavations in Memory of Yigael Yadin.”
Amnon is the editor of Hazor III-IV (text), and a co-editor of Hazor V, Hazor VI, and Hazor VII. He is also the author of the recently published popular book “Hazor Canaanite Metropolis, Israelite City”.
Dr. Igor Kreimerman
Igor Kreimerman is a senior lecturer at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research combines the use of geoarchaeology, experimental archaeology and traditional archaeological methods for the study of architecture, formation processes – especially construction and destruction, and economy in the Bronze and Iron Age Levant. During his career, Igor has excavated at Khirbet Qeiyafa, Tel Lachish, Tell Beit Mirsim, and since 2022 he is co-director of the “Selz Foundation Hazor Excavations in Memory of Yigael Yadin.”
Deborah (Deby) Sandhaus
Deborah (Deby) Sandhaus joined the excavations in 1990. She was an assistant to the field supervisor in 1991, and an area supervisor in the years 1992-1994 and 1997-2002. In 2007 she was in charge of find registration.
Debby is a Ph.D candidate at Tel Aviv University. She is co-author of Hazor VI and Hazor VII, and is currently preparing the publication of the late Iron Age and Persian Period remains (Area M) at Hazor.
Manuel (Manolo) Cimadevilla
Manuel (Manolo) Cimadevilla grew up in Spain and came to Israel in 1992. He joined the Tel Hazor excavations in 1990 and worked as an area supervisor in the years 1992- 2001 and 2004. From 2005 he has been the photographer and the database administrator of the expedition.
Manolo finished his M.A. in Semitic studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1992, and received a B.A. in archaeology at the Hebrew University in 1997. His interests include the use of computers in archaeology, database management, photography and web design. Manolo is currently preparing the publication of the Iron Age remains (Area M) at Hazor. He works at Moriah College and is a tour guide especialized on Archaeology of the Land of Israel.