Days 18-19 The World Around Us

“We have achieved 250 percent of what we expected.” “What you have here in Area E- Azekah East- would satisfy me for the end of the season. Here we are with three weeks still to go!” Comments like these by Prof. Oded Lipschits in the past few days give a taste of the way weContinue reading “Days 18-19 The World Around Us”

Day 17 Archaeology in Word and Image by Sanna Miller

The following poem and photographs are by Area S-2 excavator and University of Iowa student Sanna Miller, who reflected on the Azekah excavation thus far. Our heavy bodies pull themselves into somewhat standing positions as the sky sings four a.m. We make our way to the coffee to the bus to the site to theContinue reading “Day 17 Archaeology in Word and Image by Sanna Miller”

Day 16 Revelations

Well, the cumulative effort of weeks is showing. A water cistern or water system was detected in Omer’s section close to closing time and will be explored more tomorrow, and maybe for days. A riddle was solved: Why were there Byzantine coins in mud bricks of what was apparently an Iron Age structure? The mudContinue reading “Day 16 Revelations”

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!”