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”
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Day 15 A Scorcher
We moved out as usual and I was first up on the hill of the volunteers. As they day went on the “oven” got hotter – our Eastern section and Ido’s top section shut down early and we went back to base camp to wash pottery instead. Once again the consideration for the wellbeing ofContinue reading “Day 15 A Scorcher”
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 14 Full Swing
As Omer says, “My area was a gamble.” Boy did it pay off! A destruction layer from the Middle Bronze Age, over 3500 years ago, with pots and ovens on the floor. And those pots have materials in them which can be analyzed on the lab! Not only that, structures of mud bricks, boulders, andContinue reading “Day 14 Full Swing”
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!”
Ido in the Top Area says he has reached floor level in yet another square. Pottery is coming up with sheep and goat bones, and some remains will be send for faunal analysis. They have found olive pits which will be analyzed. These can potentially give a date – pun not intended- within a fewContinue reading “Day 9”
Our first Aussie words!
From: Andrew Pleffer <email@example.com> 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!”
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”
See pics on facebook
As Oded walks around he photographs – see a nice new selection almost every day! http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lautenschläger-Azekah-Expedition/302070963172450