2016 Offseason Week 8

During the 1995 field season, Grids 2, 38 and 50 continued to be the main areas of excavation.

 Grid 50

Grid 50

Grid 50 grew in size and was split into Grid 50 North and Grid 50 South. Work during the season investigated Ashkelon prior to the 604 destruction.

 Grid 38

Grid 38

In Grid 38, archaeologists excavated the Iron Age city. The situla found during the previous season underwent conservation during the offseason. The results were impressive. Today, they are on display in the Israel Museum.

 Situla from Grid 38

Situla from Grid 38

On the North Tell, excavation continued to reveal more of the gate and Middle Bronze Age ramparts.