Recently, I was asked by a friend who will be coming to Ashkelon for the first time what she should read before arriving.
Well, besides reading Ashkelon I, II and III, I of course said James Michener's The Source. At the look of dismay that appeared on her face, I assured her that EVERYONE reads it before coming to excavate in Israel. (I have no idea if this is still true but it was when I first ventured to Israel.) Bravely she asked if she could borrow my copy and off she went. And that got me to thinking. What else might I recommend as good reading material for someone coming to Ashkelon, Israel and/or archaeology for the first time.
I'm going to work on this and over the next few weeks I'll highlight both fiction and non-fiction choices to get you in the mood for a fabulous summer.