Ground has been broken – there’s no turning back

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Today was the day!!!! We were 14 people making history at Tel Burna, as we began the first excavation ever at the site!

We started the day putting up the shades:

We then split up into four squares, which we set up in order to create a section along the eastern slope.  And we couldn’t of asked for a better first day…..

We managed to move plenty of dirt….

and along the way, we managed to catch the outer face of the fortifications,

and we found some nice pottery along the way (mostly from the Iron Age), including this piece of an oil lamp

with some hard work, we got a lot done and hope that the good times continue.

Thanks to Mindy and Amit for the pictures!

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10 thoughts on “Ground has been broken – there’s no turning back

    Barnea levi selavan said:
    June 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I HAD TOURISTS LINED UP AND THEY CHANGED THEIR MINDS!! DARN IT! KEEP GOING FULL SPEED AHEAD!!

      joeuziel responded:
      June 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm

      Barnea,

      No worries – hope next time things work out. thanks for the effort!

    […] Posted on June 20, 2010 by arenmaeir Today, Itzik, Joe and the Tel Burna team had their first day of excavations. After having spent the week surveying, cleaning bushes, and marking squares, today the officially […]

    Ed said:
    June 20, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I am so thrilled for you all, great job on exposing the fortification. You have already accomplished a lot and you still have almost two full weeks in front of you. Full steam ahead, my friends!

      joeuziel responded:
      June 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks Ed!!!

    Achish Melek Gat said:
    June 21, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Kol haKavod to the Burna-im!!!

    Achish Melek Gat

      joeuziel responded:
      June 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks Jeff!!!

    lukechandler said:
    June 21, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Thanks for the photos. I check this blog every day, so please keep it coming!

    I will be in Israel in July, and hope to visit your site. Thanks again!

      joeuziel responded:
      June 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm

      hi luke,

      will do – and give us a call – we’d love to show you the site

    Let the digging begin! « Luke Chandler's Blog said:
    June 21, 2010 at 7:47 am

    […] will be interesting to see if the excavation yields evidence for its identification. Check out the Tel Burna blog for photos and commentary about Day […]

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