Friday, January 23, 2009

Ashkelon Dig Site

Ashkelon is a city on the Israel Mediterranean coast just north of Gaza. It was first settled by the Canaanite people About 4,000 BC and by 1300 BC was a well developed city with mud brick walls  and arched gates.

This is a picture of my dig site in 1999 and the Canaanite tombs that I worked in are over the edge and about 45 feet down. This was a wonderful place to dig and the seven weeks I spent there were not enough.

Still trying to work out posting pictures on blogger.


  1. This looks amazing...and so is your new blog! I have been basically not strong enough to read and type comments, but I'm here now, LOL!

    Congrats on your new "Digs!"

  2. Love Archaeology. Shall visit often.

    Do specialise in any particular area or time?