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Israel • June 8 - July 20, 2013
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A Summer of Fun and Philistines
After nearly two and a half decades of excavation by Harvard University, the site of Ashkelon - located on the pristine beaches of the Mediterranean - has produced extraordinary finds from the Bronze Age through the Crusader period, including the oldest known arched gateway, the massive ramparts of the Canaanite city, and the remains of the Philistine city utterly destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 604 B.C. In 2013, the excavation teams will continue excavating Ashkelon's history from the Bronze Age through the Crusades. One area will continue to uncover Canaanite courtyards and Philistine houses and another will uncover Hellenistic-era villas. A new excavation area will be opened near the heart of the ancient city.
How does a dig team work? What do archaeologists look for at a dig? In this documentary DVD, learn how excavators work and what we can learn from archaeology. More information.
Participants will stay with two or three roommates in the Dan Gardens Hotel (danhotels.com/Hotel-Ashkelon), which is a four-star hotel that offers a full range of amenities, including bi-weekly laundry service, available wi-fi, indoor sports facilities, and a pool. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a television.
Lawrence E. Stager
Lawrence E. Stager is Dorot Professor of the Archaeology of Israel at Harvard University, director of the Harvard Semitic Museum and director of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon.
Daniel M. Master
Daniel M. Master is an associate professor of archaeology at Wheaton College, where he has been on the faculty since 2000. He is co-director of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon.
Periods of Occupation
Early Bronze to Crusader
Dates of the Dig
June 8 - July 20, 2013
One of two three-week sessions (June 9 - June 30 or June 30 - July 21)
April 9, 2013
$3300 (for full season)
Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution
Yes - TBA
$1650 (for half-season), $3300 (for full season) All meals and housing are included. Airfare is not included.
Open for tours
Yes - appointment necessary
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