Tell Abu Hawam

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Maparea with Tell Abu Hawam

Tell Abu Hawam was a small city established in the Late Bronze Age (14th Century BCE) on the site of Modern-day Haifa, Israel. The sixth century BCE geographer Scylax described the city as being located "between the bay and the promontory of Zeus (Currently Mount Carmel)", it existed as a port city and a fishing village, and was moved to the site south of what is now the neighborhood of Bat Galim. The city eventually expanded into what is now the city of Haifa.

Jars excavated from the site of Tell Abu Hawam


  • Encyclopedia Judaica, Haifa, Keter Publishing, Jerusalem, 1972, vol. 7, pp. 1134–1139
  • The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Volume 5, article Abu Hawam p 1553

Coordinates: 32°48′03″N 35°01′09″E / 32.80083°N 35.01917°E / 32.80083; 35.01917