Category Archives: 2015 Tel Lachish excavation

New Canaanite Idols Discovered

A 7 year-old boy in Israel recently made the news by discovering a 3,400 year-old idol of a Canaanite goddess in a field. These accidental finds happen in a land with so much history and so little space. A photo of … Continue reading

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Image of Fertility Goddess Unearthed at Lachish

A clay image of a Canaanite fertility goddess was unearthed in my square the other day. Yossi Garfinkel granted permission to post this photo of the find. Fertility goddesses were considered influential over the fertility of the womb, making them … Continue reading

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Steve Forbes Visits Tel Lachish

We had a very nice visit from economist, publisher, and former Presidential candidate Steve Forbes. He visited all of the squares, shook everyone’s hand, and even picked up one of our excavation t-shirts. No doubt he will wear it around … Continue reading

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A First Step in Archaeological Excavation (Video)

A short video intro to one aspect of excavation. “You call this archaeology?” – Henry Jones, Sr. Here is the result. (I only deserve partial credit. Steve Braman worked on this with me.)

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New Discoveries at Tel Lachish – June 29th Edition

We discovered some nice things at biblical Lachish over the past two days of excavation. Here are photos of some of them. I will start with a typical oil lamp from Old Testament times. Scorching is visible around the area … Continue reading

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Tidbits from the Tel: The 2015 Dig at Lachish

Busy day with the excavation, but with some nice discoveries. We have nearly completed our first week at this year’s archaeological dig. Here are a few highlights. First, the new ancient gate. My dad is a beast when it comes … Continue reading

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2015 Season at Lachish Begins

The new archaeological season has begun at the biblical Lachish, the second city of the Kingdom of Judah. Lachish played roles in geopolitics, conspiracy, assassination, and was a key objective for multiple invaders. We began our season on Sunday afternoon … Continue reading

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In Jerusalem for Lachish excavation and Bible Lands tour

My group arrived safely in Tel Aviv after a pleasant and uneventful flight from New York. The second season of the new excavations at Tel Lachish begins Sunday afternoon. Tomorrow we will explore Jerusalem and acclimate to the new time … Continue reading

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