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The Tel Hazor Archaeological Museum, situated at the western edge of Kibbutz Ayelet Hashahar, in the Upper Galilee, was founded amid an impressive wave of optimism. Archaeology was very popular in Israel in the 1960s: High schoolers, scout troops and volunteers from various kibbutzim enthusiastically took part in digs. Many kibbutzim exhibited finds from local excavations in the dining hall or social center.