Dig Reading

After completing my Dig Packing, it was time to make the final selection of books to take with me on the trip.

Biblical Lachish, David Ussushkin, Lachish, Dig, ArchaeologyOf course, the first selection is Biblical Lachish: A Tale of Construction, Destruction, Excavation and Restoration by David Ussishkin. This will of course be a great resource as I work at Lachish for the next two weeks. I have read it once, but will be rereading sections of it on the flight today.

The Source, James A. Michener, Dig, Archaeology, IsraelFor light reading, my choice is The Source by  James A. Michener. I have read this book several times and it is always an interesting read as it combines working on a dig and the history of the site. A great work of Historical Fiction.

Rome and Jerusalem, Martin Goodman, Archaeology, History, RomeThe third and last book is Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations by Martin Goodman. This book has been in one of my to-read piles for quite some time and now seems like a good time to dig into it.

I don’t expect to have a lot of reading time on the trip, so three books should be enough. Especially as they are all three big books.

If not, I have a book in Google Play on my i-Pad that I can read and several in i-Books. I also have several historical resources including Josephus in electronic format or bookmarked where I can easily find them on-line.

What books would you take on a Dig?


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