To start the week there was a full moon over Lachish. We started our excavation on Sunday afternoon which meant that we worked until sunset. This gave me a good opportunity to get some pictures of the full moon.
In this picture you can see the full moon high above the landscape looking east from the tel.
In the foreground you see the low-lying hills of The Shephelah, and in the background the Judean hills.
In the picture above I really like the silhouettes, which you will also see in the next picture.
A full moon is always beautiful, but this was a special one since it occurred at the same time as the solstice. Since it was the summer solstice it meant that we only had a short night between our work sessions at the dig.
If you want to see some of the finds from Lachish visit Luke’s blog at: Bible, Archaeology, Travel with Luke Chandler