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

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday, 27 May 2010

A very eventful third day. We awoke to a 20 mph wind coming from the Jordanian desert to the east. We worked in a sandstorm for a couple of hours and then quit. Got a lot dirt moved though. On the right below is Mike Nelson, a faculty member at Queens College CUNY, our art historian. That means he knows how to put our temple back together from all the parts we find. And he knows it very well. Note the protections from the wind. Except for Mike, of course.After breakfast back at the Kibbutz Norman wanted to head into Kiryat Shmona to buy a keffiyeh for wind protection. So off go John, Norman and I. Not found in that Israeli town so we headed into the Golan to a Druze village. A fine adventure but no result. But... On the way we stopped at a roadside stand for "Druze Pita". Their pita is a large flat pancake folded a few times. We got it filled with a spicy yoghurt mixture (labaneh) accompanied by an Arab coffee and 2 kinds of olives. Yummm. On the way out we bought a kilo of cherries and a homemade cherry liqueur (!).

And this all before noon!

Oh yes, on the way we stopped at a bike shop where John bought a water bottle. Turns out the owner's wife was born in Detroit. Who knew?


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