I remembered this post from Ferrell Jenkins a couple of days ago when someone noted that July 4th was near. It recounts a July 4th from 1980, during the previous evacuation at Lachish. Ferrell actually re-posted the story today on his blog. Here it is for your reading enjoyment.
In the previous post I mentioned that several former students and friends are participating in the dig at Tel Lachish this year.
Six years ago on this day I wrote about Lachish on July 4th, 1980. Since we have many more readers now I think it appropriate to re-post that entry here.
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On July 4, 1980, I was participating in the excavation at Tel Lachish in Israel along with three of my colleagues from Florida College (James Hodges, Phil Roberts, and Harold Tabor). There were sizable numbers of participants from Israel, United States, Australia, South Africa, and Germany. In addition to the hard work out in the sun, we had some fun. On the morning of July 4th a few of the guys got an American flag and put together a drum and bugle corp and marched across the tel. Note especially the plastic bucket being used…
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