Sarepta IV. The Objects from Area II, X.
Pritchard, James B.
Book ID: 4293
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The University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania Excavations at Sarafand, Lebanon.
[Pritchard’s] third and last major excavation at Sarafand, Lebanon, (1969–1974) revealed the ancient Phoenician city of Sarepta. It was the first time a major Phoenician city situated in the Phoenician heartland had been fully excavated. His first findings were published in 1975: pottery workshops and kilns, artifacts of daily use and religious figurines, a shrine, numerous inscriptions that included some in Ugaritic, and a seal with the city’s name that made the identification secure. His article, ‘Sarepta in history and tradition’ in Understanding the Sacred Texts (1972) displays the background research that informed all his meticulous work.