D. Urman excavations
In 1987–1996 Nessana archaeological site was excavated by an expedition from the Archaeological Division of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, leaded by D. Urman and J. Shershevski.
About a dozen of excavation areas were opened in the upper and lower town. Rich archaeological material – ceramic and glass vessels, coins and epigraphic finds, - was obtained, but the premature death of both excavation directors prevented the full publication of the finds.
Recently the long-neglected materials from this excavation project were re-discovered in storages, and the current Nessana expedition team is working now on their sorting and preparation for publication. Among the surprising finds are Greek and Arabic inscriptions, rich organic material – basketry, leather and textile, fresco fragments and more.