Welcome to the FARLI Ancient Pottery Database

FARLI, The Foundation for Archaeological Research of the Land of Israel (RA), was founded in 2009 as a non-profit organization aiming to advance and promote  archaeological research in Israel, support archaeological projects, help preserve and develop archaeological and heritage sites, develop and promote new technological tools in the service of archaeology, and support research concerning the archaeology and history of the southern Levant. 

In this spirit, FARLI founded the Ancient Pottery Database, aiming to become a valuable tool for archaeologists, archaeology students and archaeology enthusiasts worldwide. Here you will find an ever growing database of ancient pottery assemblages, divided into geographical regions and periods of use, subdivided into type categories including all the valuable information we can provide, such as parallel finds, special features, measurements and bibliographic references.

The main focus of this site will be on the pottery of the Southern Levant, with special emphasis on the pottery of the Holy Land throughout the periods. However we aim to develop this site in the future so as to include other geographical regions in the Ancient Near East complete with their own unique chronology. 


If you wish to contribute additional data please send the material to: data@farli.org

Please note that the site is currently in 'Beta phase'. If you notice any errors or broken links please advise us and we will work to amend the situation. 

FARLI is a non-profit organization and needs your support to continue operating. If you wish to donate please follow this link or the link appearing on the left. We thank you and hope you will find this site both enjoyable and enriching.


The Foundation for Archaeological Research of the Land of Israel, 

Department of Advanced Research and Publications.


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