- Welcome to the International Ez Zantur Project
- Outline of the International Ez Zantur Project
- Selected bibliography of the International Ez Zantur Project
- Preliminary Report on the 2002 Season
- Preliminary Report on the 2001 Season
- Preliminary Report on the 2000 Season
- Preliminary Report on the 1999 Season
- Preliminary Report on the 1998 Season
- Preliminary Report on the 1997 Season
- Preliminary Report on the 1996 Season
- I. Introduction
- II. Ez Zantur IV: Soundings 1 and 2
- III. Ez Zantur IV: Chronological remarks
- IV. Ez Zantur IV: Wall decoration in room 1
- V. Ez Zantur IV: Wall decoration in rooms 2 and 3
- VI. Ez Zantur I: The workshop area
- VII. Ez Zantur III: The northeastern area
- VIII. Ez Zantur IV: Mosaic glass from ez Zantur
- IX. Ez Zantur IV: An engraved gem depicting Athena as Palladion from ez Zantur
The International Ez Zantur Project
Preliminary Report on the 1996 Swiss-Liechtenstein excavations at ez Zantur
by Bernhard Kolb (with contributions by Daniel Keller and Regine Fellmann Brogli)
The seventh season of excavations by Basel University in colaboration with the Swiss Liechtenstein Foundation for Archaeological Research Abroad (SLFA) in the area of ez Zantur in Petra took place from August 18 through October 19, 1996 under the direction of Bernhard Kolb. Participants of the seventh campaign were as archaeologists: André Barmasse, Maxime Boillat, Marie-Claire Crelier, Yvonne Gerber, Rolf Frank, Daniel Keller, Stephan Schmid, Christoph Schneider and Jane Wolff; as archeo-osteologist Jacqueline Studer; as restorers Christine Pugin (small finds), Ulrich and Titus Bellwald (consolidation and restoration of structures and wall paintings) and as draughtswoman Irma Haussener.
We would like to thank the following institutions and private sponsors for their financial support: SLFA, Max Geldner Stiftung (Basel), Novartis (Basel), Mrs. Dr. B. Begelsbacher and Prof. Dr. P. Böckli.
Our special thanks go to Dr. Ghazi Bisheh, Director General of the Department of Antiquities and Suleiman Farajat the local representative of the Department for their assistance and help.
We resumed the excavations on the two terraces north of ez Zantur (upper terrace: EZ I, lower terrace: EZ III) and started to investigate our new site – the terrace immediatly south of ez Zantur (EZ IV). In order to give an introduction to the important finds on terrace EZ IV at some length, the report on the results of EZ I and EZ III will be shorter this time.