2015 Offseason Week 1

With the end of the 2015 field season behind us, it's official; only one season of excavation remains for the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon. One season to investigate the ancient city, to eat out at the marina, and to walk past the still standing but shuttered Dan Gardens hotel, our home away from home for more than 25 years. 

There is a great deal to remember and a great deal to look forward to, all of which will be the subject of weekly posts throughout the offseason. More than a thousand volunteers have helped uncover the history and archaeology of Ashkelon. It's likely every one of them has a story to tell. Do you have a story or picture(s) to share? Send them along. The more, the better.

Help us celebrate Ashkelon as we gear up for our final season.

 See any familiar faces? One of four pictured above is currently on staff.

See any familiar faces? One of four pictured above is currently on staff.

Check back next week for more about the first season of excavation in 1985.