Saturday, February 5, 2011

My 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.

For those seven weeks this was the most exciting place to be when every day I was uncovering things that had not seen the light of day in thirty-five hundred years. Awesome!

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