The mission of CIVITAS DEI Institute of History and Archaeology of Jerusalem is to conduct and facilitate research worldwide in the archaeological sciences and classical studies dedicated to the old city of Jerusalem.
Through its research projects CIVITAS DEI creates an important foundation for dialogue between cultures, for international scientific collaboration and for the preservation of Jerusalem cultural heritage.
We aim to preserve the remains of ancient civilizations of this unique site that needs to be successfully safeguarded in the long term. Careful work is needed in the prevention, monitoring and documentation of archaeological sites. Against the background of a growing historical consciousness Jerusalem is key to the formation of cultural identity of the world.
CIVITAS DEI desires to offer a substantial contribution to stable political and cultural ties. Through our activities we want to document ancient monuments, help to preserve them and make them recognizable as part of global cultural identity.
CIVITAS DEI collaborates with numerous partners worldwide in scientific research aimed at understanding fundamental issues of Jerusalem history and its ancient cultures as the foundation of the civilizations of the modern world.