The application deadline has passed and planning for the summer season is well under way. Welcome to everyone who will be joining us this summer. I imagine there will be some familiar faces as well as many new ones.
Curious to know more about what you have gotten yourself into? This website is, of course, the best spot to learn everything you could possibly want to know about the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon and our ongoing work.
The following links can tell you a little more about the site, the city and where we stay. (Please note, these sources are independent of the excavation.)
Rick Gore's 2001 National Geographic article on Ashkelon can be found here. It provides a good overview of the site and its history.
Want to learn more about the Dan Gardens Hotel where we stay? You can find pictures and more information here. Not too shabby, staying in a hotel with laundry service, air conditioning and a swimming pool. If your family asks, the answer is "yes," we really are doing archaeology.
If you want to learn a little about the city of Ashkelon, you can go here.
Check back over the next few weeks for more information as we continue to prepare for the 2014 season.