Debi’s Research Featured on the ASOR Blog!

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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!

Area B Featured in LiveScience!

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Check out the nicely written article (with lots of quotes from Itzick) at LiveScience:

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.

One of the large pithoi mentioned in the article
One of the large pithoi mentioned in the article

Congrats to the Tavger Family!

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Congratulations to staff member Aharon Tavger and his family on the arrival of a new baby boy! Mazal Tov!

Here is Aharon, Benjamin, Chris and Itzick during the last summer's season
Here is Aharon, Benjamin, Chris and Itzick during the last summer’s season

Registration Open for 2015 Season!

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We are pleased to announce that registration for the upcoming 2015 Tel Burna Expedition is officially open! This will be the 6th season of our project. Check out our Join Us Page for the details.

2014 Season Min with a complete Iron IIB bowl

Call for Volunteers for 2015 Season!

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Check out our flyer for volunteers for the 2015 season. Hope you can join us for what should be our best excavation season yet.

New Lab Sign – Tel Burna Conservation and Excavation Project

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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! 

New Sign for the Lab at Ariel
New Sign for the Lab at Ariel

Lecture on Burna at the Bible Lands Museum

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Itizck will be lecturing at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem on Wednesday, October 22 @ 7:30 pm as part of their Fall Lecture series

The lecture is called “Border Towns of Judah: A View from Tel Burna” – If you are in the area don’t miss it! 

A View of Tel Burna
A View of Tel Burna