Khirbet Safra

Iron Age Crossroads

Khirbet Safra is a virgin site located 17 km south of Madaba overlooking the Dead Sea and the main road connecting Madaba and Main Hot Springs. Khirbet Safra is an Iron Age site with city (casemate) walls visible and traceable all around. All are welcome to apply.

Biblical Archaeology: From the Ground Down

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.

Paul Gregor

Paul Gregor is Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archeology and Associate Director of the Institute of Archeology at Andrews University.

Dig Directors

Paul Gregor

Geographic Location

South of Madaba, Jordan

Periods of Occupation

Iron Age

Dates of the Dig

May 30 – July 12, 2019

Minimum Stay

One week

Application Due

February 1, 2019


$2,100 for three weeks — airfare not included

Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution

Yes; awarded by Andrews University


Hotel rooms; 2–3 volunteers per room


Paul Gregor
9047 Old US 31
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0990
Phone: 269-471-3273

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