French views on Azekah’s expedition

French views on Azekah’s expedition “Four French students taking part in the dig? We want your thoughts on how it’s going!” Well, we attended the first two weeks of the dig, and now that we are back in France, here are our answers… without our French accent and rudeness, but still, with honesty! First we want toContinue reading “French views on Azekah’s expedition”

Tarah Van De Wiele’s Azekah Top 10!

Tarah Van De WieleThe Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition  Thank you for such an amazing experience which I cannot wait to have again! My Azekah top 10:1. Sunrise witnessed from the Tel every morning. Why is sunrise so much more amazing when you are digging a hole in the ground? 2. Work that is so hard IContinue reading “Tarah Van De Wiele’s Azekah Top 10!”

Day 13 – Catching Up

The fast day of Tisha B’Av slowed our writing pace, so let’s just happily announce that architectural features have been found in every area, and hints of destruction floor spaces seem to be coming to light. At the top of the hill Ido Koch’s area has produced 200 finds from the floor area, with wetContinue reading “Day 13 – Catching Up”

Day Ten: Azekah East Paydirt!

It started as a regular day. In most sections work continues, areas are expanding. On top Ido is expanding the area of the building he found and reaching more walls and floor area with objects, including a series of “rollers” which so far we know of no parallel. Everyone else is happy with progress andContinue reading “Day Ten: Azekah East Paydirt!”

Our first Aussie words!

From: Andrew Pleffer <> G’day everyone, A short update of what has happened in the squares down under in S2 (Azekah South, lower section). We’ve been digging for a week and a bit now and things are starting to pop up all over. We were expecting to find walls and architecture in our area because digital radarContinue reading “Our first Aussie words!”

Day Eight

Satisfaction is on everyone’s face. Work is progressing, walls are being revealed, coins are being found which are always wonderful, and great for dating when in a context – today we found a Hasmonean coin in Lower Azekah East! And there we are once again peeling away layers of walls, occasionally with a sledgehammer, whichContinue reading “Day Eight”