A Happy Camper Digging DestructionExcavating an 8th Century KitchenStorage Jars Destroyed by the ArameansLarge Storage Jar in SituExamining an Iron Age JugletThe 9th Century BCE AssemblageDigging A Destroyed JarLMLK StampA Large and Small ContainerLate Bronze Age FigurineExcavating a 9th Century Chalice
  The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Bar Ilan University
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Tell es-Safi, identified as Canaanite and Philistine Gath (home of biblical Goliath!) and Medieval "Blanche Garde," is one of the largest pre-classical sites in the Levant, settled continuously from late Prehistoric through Modern times. Since 1996, excavations at the site (directed by Prof. Aren M. Maeir) have revealed fascinating and groundbreaking finds, including the earliest known siege system in the world, the earliest deciphered Philistine inscription, and extremely rich and well-preserved evidence of various cultures, peoples, and historical events, spanning some six millennia of occupation. Come join us on this exciting adventure! 
Join us this summer - July 1st-27th, 2012
Digging the Cultic CornerTell es-Safi/GathAn Iron Age II Jug
Volunteer's Instruction Manual and "extra-dig" activities
(click here for previous Find entries)
Instead of the usual corner, where we present finds from the dig, this space will be used for the next few weeks to enable dig participants (and anyone else out there in cyberspace) to download relevant information about the dig.  Click here to download the Volunteer's instruction manual and information on "extra-dig" activities.
Prof. Aren M. Maeir, Director
Tell es-Safi/Gath Excavations
The Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology
Bar Ilan University
Ramat Gan, 52900
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