About AIAS

The Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society (AIAS) was founded in 1961 by Professor Yigal Yadin, Dr Alec Lerner, Leon Shalit and Dr Richard Barnett. The aims of the society are to:

  • Make recent developments in the archaeology of Israel and neighbouring countries more widely known in the UK
  • Provide a series of illustrated public presentations explaining and informing on recent archaeological findings and new theories
  • Regularly publish Strata, an internationally respected journal consisting of original research papers
  • Provide grants for students of Middle Eastern Archaeology

Most of our meetings are held in Bloomsbury, in the Institute of Archaeology of University College, London (Gordon Square, WC1) and organised jointly with the Institute. We also regularly hold joint events with other institutions and organisations that share our interests, and we arrange museum visits and outings for members. Non-members may attend our lectures, but are encouraged to join and participate fully.

Chairman: Prof. Tessa Rajak, MA, D.Phil.

Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society
2nd floor,
Supreme House
300 Regents Park Road
London N3 2JX
United Kingdom

+44 (0)208 349 5754

Reg. Charity No. 220367

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