Grid 51

Dr. Kate Birney will not be in charge of the daily supervision of Grid 51 this summer but she is always good for a brief comment on what is happening in the area. I asked her what we can expect from Grid 51 in 2015 and she told me, 

"When we left off last season, we had just uncovered a small area of the 604 B.C. Babylonian destruction layer. In it were two unfortunate victims, who had been crushed by the collapse of a building as the city was burnt to ashes. This summer, Grid 51 will be exposing this destruction layer across the entire 300 m2 grid."

 Grid 51 at work

Grid 51 at work

It promises to be a very busy, very interesting summer as we uncover more of the 604 B.C. destruction of Ashkelon.