Check out Debi’s blog post on the ASOR blog on her ongoing research into textile production at Tell es-Safi/Gath. Way to go Debi!
A massive cult complex, dating back about 3,300 years, has been discovered at the site of Tel Burna in Israel.
While archaeologists have not fully excavated the cult complex, they can tell it was quite large, as the courtyard alone was 52 by 52 feet (16 by 16 meters). Inside the complex, researchers discovered three connected cups, fragments of facemasks, massive jars that are almost as big as a person and burnt animal bones that may indicate sacrificial rituals.
Congratulations to staff member Aharon Tavger and his family on the arrival of a new baby boy! Mazal Tov!
Check out our flyer for volunteers for the 2015 season. Hope you can join us for what should be our best excavation season yet.
Check out the brand-new sign for our archaeological lab at Ariel University. Our official project name is the “Tel Burna Conservation and Excavation Project” – a special thanks goes to donor Yaacov Farber!