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Posts by Mordechay

Four and a Half Weeks at Megiddo – A Summer’s Summary 2014

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014

Four and a Half Weeks at Megiddo – A Summer’s Summary 2014

After four and a half weeks at Megiddo, my time here has sadly come to an end; but the memories and the experiences from the excavation will be treasured forever.  This being my first excavation ever, I was uncertain of what to expect. I figured that since I enjoy both the outdoors and archaeology – the excavation will be fun. However, it really was so much more than I could ever have imagined.  There were of course sacrifices that had to be made such as waking up very early and the intense physical labour. These however added to the experience, and in hindsight were even very enjoyable...

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Second Week at the Megiddo Excavation – Summer of 2014

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014

Second Week at the Megiddo Excavation – Summer of 2014

In the last post my classmate, Laura, shared experiences from the first week at the Megiddo excavation. The first week involved a lot of cleaning and setting up so in terms of archaeology it wasn’t too groundbreaking. However, during the second week, more interesting finds started to reveal themselves in every area of the Tel.    Working in area H  First things first, I suppose that a small introduction to my area is in order. I work in the area H of Tel Megiddo. Legend has it that both professor Oded Lipschits and professor Chris Rollston excavated this area in the past. In fact,...

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