An unofficial blog on the archaeological excavation at Horbat Omrit, northern Israel. 22 May to 22 June 2010.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday, 23 May

John and I are sitting outside our room at 6:30am Monday with Norman from Arizona. He was here 2 years ago and is back (like John). Norman is Jewish and his grandparents are from Iraq and Kurdistan. I'll post a picture I just took. It's 68 degress F, surprisingly cool. Today we're going to do an orientation of the site for all the new people and not much else. Fine by me.

But yesterday. A long boring flight (11 1/2 hours) and an uneventful drive up in the rental car. Missed a turn along the way but we did fine in the dark. As we approached the north, traffic thinned out to nonexistent and the road became a 4 lane superhighway. We figured it's like the autobahns in the 30s, good transportation for the military. I was wicked tired but could only sleep 2 hours.

It's 7am now, the sun is coming up over the Golan Heights and breakfast is soon. More, much more, to follow.



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