Beginning an Excavation: Day One at the Dig (Short Video)

We began the 2016 dig at Tel Lachish this afternoon. This biblical city was a prominent Canaanite center and later became one of the most important cities of the Kingdom of Judah.

How does a dig begin? The archaeologists conduct research and make other preparations, then their assembled team goes into the field to uncover the remains of past civilizations. Most excavations are in the field for only a few weeks a year. The most time is spent analyzing and preparing to publish the finds for all to see.

This short video shows some of what we did on our first day in the field. Check back for more videos and photos in coming days. Hope you enjoy!


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 with the North Terrace Church of Christ and has participated in multiple archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke leads informative, meaningful tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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8 Responses to Beginning an Excavation: Day One at the Dig (Short Video)

  1. Heather says:

    Hi Luke, I can’t see the video. I just get the message “this video is private”. I think you may need to adjust your settings. 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing it.

    • LukeChandler says:

      For some reason my software automatically makes it “private” unless I think to change it. I’ve adjusted the settings and it is now visible.

  2. SLIMJIM says:

    Video currently isn’t working.

  3. The video link in this post is private

  4. Can I come and visit the excavation site with my family?

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