I have blog block tonight, mainly as I am really tired. It has been a long day.
So, here is a review of the posts that I wrote during my vacation to Israel to participate at the dig at Lachish.
The vacation started with a flight from Frankfurt to Jerusalem. Here is a view of the Dome of the Rock from the roof of our hotel.
We spent Saturday Around Jerusalem, including a walk down into the Kidron Valley. Here is a picture looking back up at the Temple Mount.
On Sunday it was Back to the Dig at Lachish. It was nice to see the tel again after last seeing it a year ago.
This year I had the experience of Starting a Square from scratch. Later you will see pictures of what the square looked like after two weeks of digging.
During the first week there was a Full Moon over Lachish. There are some beautiful vistas from the top of the tel.
On Wednesday at the Dig we started to have structure appearing in our square. What did we find? Was it a wall?
During the first week a team of researchers used Manual Shock-Wave Tomography to search for a water system at Lachish. Later we found out that the results show that there is probably a water system in the location they were hunting.
After the first week of the dig we spent A Friday in Jerusalem. One of the places we visited was the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Here I am lying in a tomb that dates from the first century.
I just decided that I would only share the first week with you in this post. I will post the review of the second week soon.
You can find out more about each day by clicking on the links that are embedded in the text.
Now for some sleep before another long day of meetings.