Tonight is the culmination of our patron Shelby White's week long visit. It starts with Daniel Master's season summation lecture at 4:30 followed by the Finds Display and dinner. The team's youngest archaeologist is excited and so is everyone else who gets to enjoy a rare afternoon off from work.
Week 4 is officially in the books and it was another busy one. 604 B.C. in Grid 51. More Byzantine pottery and mudbrick in Grid 16. In Grid 20, more and more layers of rubble which when removed, revealed more of the fortification sequence.
And in our salvage excavation, Grid 32, things keep getting more and more interesting as Shimi digs deeper and deeper moving ever closer to the 3.6 meter depth needed by the Parks Authority.
In addition to the fallen wall segments, some of which have well preserved plaster facing, excavation has uncovered travertine floor tiles and more evidence for collapse.
It's the second and last long weekend of the season. The volunteers are off to Masada tomorrow and then everyone has Saturday off before we head back to work Sunday morning. Hard to believe its 4 weeks down and only 2 to go!