by John Strong June 17, 2011 There are no pictures to go with this entry, I’m afraid. This entry is about what happens before the day of excavating, before dawn, which is quite important to me. The day begins early for an archaeological team, for we want to beat the heat of the day. We also need the remainder of the day to understand what we discovered in the field. … [Read more...] about Chocolate & Coffee for Breakfast!
Archives for June 2011
by John Strong … [Read more...] about More photos from our first day!
by John Strong As we walked up the tel for the first time this summer, the morning dawn welcomed us. June 12, 2011 The first few days of an excavation are filled with anticipation, unrealized expectations, promise, and the hope of touching history. It is a time when my adrenaline runs on high, replacing the lack of sleep caused by jet lag with energy and … [Read more...] about Beautiful Gezer Dawn!
by John Strong See all the friendly Israelis who came out to the airport just to welcome me. Wow, what a country. :-) June 9, 2011 At 3:25 pm Thursday (Israeli time), the toothpaste tube, sometimes referred to as an airplane, squeezed me and all of my fellow passengers out into the receiving hall of the Ben Gurion Airport at Tel Aviv. I can see through the large … [Read more...] about Welcome to Israel!
by Jane Terry In less than two weeks Dr. John Strong and his Religious Studies Archaeology students will be in Israel for the Tel Gezer Excavation project! From 13 June to 15 July, the group will join volunteers from other institutions at the Tel Gezer archaeological field school. Just the facts, ma’am: Why Gezer? According to the Gezer Project’s … [Read more...] about Less than two weeks before we leave!