During day 2 of the spring excavations of Tel Burna – a group from The Master’s College joined Sheila’s group from Israel College of the Bible, as well as several other volunteers. All total we had around 35 people digging in all three areas of the site. Today – we managed to open two new squares in Area B and five new squares in Area A
So far the results fit in with our previous knowledge of the site – in Amit’s section of Area A we are continuing to expose the city of the 8th Century BCE. Today we had a nice find of an Israelite “pillared figurine” – which is yet, another witness to the Judahite influence at the site in the 8th Century BCE. For an example of this type of find see here.
In Debi’s section of Area A some students from The Master’s College (TMC) began exposing what appears to be a large tower in the northeastern corner of the city’s Iron II casemate fortifications.
In Area B – Chris with a group of TMC students continued excavating in the Late Bronze Age’s lower city (13th cent. BCE).
And here a couple of nice finds from the last couple of days.