Bir al-Maksur

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Bir al-Maksur

  • בִּיר אל-מַכְּסוּר
  • بئر المكسور
Hebrew transcription(s)
   ISO 259 Bir ˀel-Makksur (Jara'zia)
  Also spelledBir el-Maksur (official)
Beer al-Maksura (unofficial)
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Bir al-Maksur, 2010
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Bir al-Maksur
Coordinates: 32°46′38″N35°13′15″E / 32.77722°N 35.22083°E / 32.77722; 35.22083 Coordinates: 32°46′38″N35°13′15″E / 32.77722°N 35.22083°E / 32.77722; 35.22083
Grid position170/242 PAL
District Northern
Founded1950s
Government
  Type Local council (from 1990)
  Head of MunicipalityKhaled Hujerat
Area
  Total4,554  dunams (4.554 km2 or 1.758 sq mi)
Population
 (2018) [1]
  Total9,317
  Density2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Name meaningThe Broken Well

Bir al-Maksur or Beer el-Maksura (Arabic : بئر المكسور; Hebrew : בִּיר אל-מַכְּסוּר) is an Arab Bedouin [2] local council in the Northern District of Israel located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north-west of Nazareth. In 2018 its population was 9,317. [1] The villagers belong to the Arab el-Hujeirat Bedouin tribe, settled there in the 1950s.[ citation needed ]

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History

Flint from the Mousterian culture, made with the Levallois technique, in addition to remains from Pre-Pottery Neolithic A and Pre-Pottery Neolithic B have been excavated here. [3] [4]

Sherds from Iron age I, and possibly Iron age II have been found here. [2]

A burial cave, with ceramics and artefacts dating to the late Roman era, that is, third–fourth centuries CE, have been excavated here. [5]

In 1881, the PEF's Survey of Western Palestine noted at Kh.el Maksur: "Heaps of stones." [6] [7]

Notable residents

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. 1 2 Gal, 1992, p. 21
  3. Malinski-Buller and Aladjem, 2011, Bir el-Maksur Preliminary Report
  4. Yaroshevich, 2013, Bir el-Maksur Final Report
  5. Zidan and Mitler, 2014, Bir el-Maksur
  6. Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 314
  7. meaning: The ruin of the broken one, according to Palmer, 1881, p. 112

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