Today was the last day in our square at the dig at Lachish.
The dig will continue, including work in our square, but our time at the dig came to an end today. Two weeks is a long time to be away from work, but it would have been nice to stay at the dig a bit longer.
You can see that there is more definition to the wall that we found and that there are also two other curious objects in the square.
What are they? We wish we knew, and wish we could stay a bit longer to find more clues. The answers may come next week after more excavation.
After a tour to see what other areas were finding, it was time for one last walk down from the top of Tel Lachish. It is a nice long walk down that usually comes during the hottest part of the day. However, it is toward the air conditioned bus, so it is motivating. 🙂
After some goodbyes it was time for hot showers to wash off the dirt from the dig.
Then it was time for one last look at our room at the kubbitz as we rolled our bags to a taxi. We took the taxi to Ashkelon to pick up a rental bus and headed to the airport. Luke will be taking an additional five people on a tour of Israel during the next week..
Now to make my way home and enjoy the holiday.