Day 36

Day 36

We had some Internet trouble yesterday. My apologies. We have officially started the last week. It's hard to believe time has flown by so quickly. Lots of exciting things to report.

In Grid 44 work is winding down. We have removed most of the latest architecture which belongs to the Fatimid/Crusader period and are now working to more fully expose the Byzantine period building which lies underneath. We keep finding fragments of the building's mosaic floor and can now see that the building is much larger than we first thought.

Grid 51 is AMAZING with its street, sidewalk and insula wall with three doorways leading into the interior of that building. It is really a sight to see and I hope to have pictures on Wednesday after it is all cleaned up. They are finishing some floors, drawing sections and preparing for the end of the season.

Not so much in Grid 38 where they are gearing up for doubles starting tomorrow. That means the supervisors, Josh, Wylie, and Joel, will be working 5:00 am - 6:00 pm as they run two shifts of volunteers. Crazy good times! Why you ask? The earliest Philistines, Phase 20B, have arrived with a vengeance and there is quite a lot of work to finish before the end of the season.

Get easy! It's going to be a crazy week!

The pictures today are from Grids 38 and 51.

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