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Category Archives: General Archaeology
After a 10-year hiatus, the Dead Sea mountain fortress of Masada will be excavated again according to this news article. Though much has been found in the past, Director of Excavations Dr. Guy Stiebel says much remains to be discovered. Masada (“stronghold”) … Continue reading
My previous post featured an interesting discovery in my dig square at Lachish: a circular feature surrounded by ash, located several feet below the modern ground level. The new video below shows our progress in excavating the circular structure and … Continue reading
We discovered clues to an ancient destruction in my dig square yesterday. See what we found and hear what we think it means in this 2-minute video.
Results from last week’s geophysical survey at Tel Lachish show what appears to be an underground shaft at the site. The survey team and the excavators at Lachish believe the shaft is likely part of an ancient water system similar … Continue reading
We have a small mystery in our dig square. Want to track it with us as we uncover the details? After some work at leveling this part of the slope, this is what we had. There are a few revealed … Continue reading
After excavating in Israel for 7 years in a row, I observed something new this week. A group of specialists literally hammered the ground, looking for an ancient underground water tunnel in the biblical city of Lachish. Water sources for … Continue reading
Even simple things such as bread required serious work in ancient times. Most people grew or purchased barley, wheat, or other grains and used grinding stones to turn it into flour. This first step was the most strenuous, requiring real muscle … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
A new excavation at Khirbet Arai, an ancient site some 40 miles (61 km) SW of Jerusalem, may produce new data on the origins of the Philistines. I posted previously on some early test pit finds by excavators Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor. … Continue reading