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It was another fun day in Ashkelon. Hot and humid, just the way we like it!
It doesn't look like much right now but that's a mosaic floor under the trowel. It is the third mosaic floor uncovered in Grid 47's current excavation area.
Also in Grid 47 today, there were new walls, a new cobble-lined pit at least five and a half feet deep and lots of fill -- dirt poured into unoccupied buildings to help prepare an area for new construction.
Grid 51 found a beautiful Persian stamp seal yesterday. Today they further revealed Persian and Hellenistic period floors. Stay tuned for more pictures soon. (I'm hoping to do another post when I get more pictures.)
In Grid 38, they've been busy dismantling walls and finding whole vessels. It's always exciting in the world of the Philistines.