Photos from Day One at Khirbet Qeiyafa, 2011

After worship on the roof of our Jerusalem hotel (overlooking the Temple Mount) we arrived safely at the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation late Sunday morning. Problems with my rented air card kept me from posting the past two nights but things seem to be working at the moment. Here is our day in photos.

Preparing for worship on our hotel roof, Sunday morning in Jerusalem. The golden dome sits on the site of the New Testament temple. The Mount of Olives sits behind the Dome.

Our view of Jerusalem's Old City, the Temple Mount, and the Mount of Olives during worship Sunday morning. Jesus was crucified close to where we were worshiping.

Nestor Bermudez (front) and Carlos Mantilla (back right) working with the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation on July 10, 2011. This group uncovered the top of the city wall in their square later that day.

Jaime Restrepo at the Qeiyafa excavation. His singular headgear attracted attention, including that of chief archaeologist Yossi Garfinkel. In the middle right of the photo, you can see where we uncovered the top of the city wall in our square. The valley in the background is the Elah Valley, where David killed Goliath.

Sunset from Qeiyafa on our first day, looking west to Azekah and the territory of the ancient Philistines. Photo by Luke Chandler.

Internet willing, much more to come.

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About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister in English and Spanish with the North Terrace Church of Christ and participates annually in archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke also leads tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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3 Responses to Photos from Day One at Khirbet Qeiyafa, 2011

  1. Ah, you discovered the Hashimi Hotel in the Old City. That is my secret place to bring up groups! It was great to see you on site today. You have not fully arrived until we see you throwing buckets with your Dad! Welcome to the eight person Chandler team!

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