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

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2

Sorry for the delay, a very busy day. After a full morning of work, I "volunteered" to go back in the afternoon for sandbagging duty. Parts of the earliest temple has beautiful fresco work on it's outside walls. Each year some preservative is applied by an expert and the fresco is reburied with sand and sandbags. Then each year it's uncovered the the work repeats. Some of us go out every afternoon to help uncover it for this year's cycle.

Our square is about finished. We've uncovered many column drums and 2 column capitals: the fancy stone at the top that holds the roof structure. Here's part of one we just finished cleaning off.And the other one:Then for dinner, John and I and new friend went out for dinner to a fancy place. First time we've gone out for dinner and a great time was had but we arrived back in time for sleep.

And here's Grace (on the left) with her friend Lydia. Her parents follow the blog.


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