2016 Offseason Week 12

There is still time to submit your applications for the 2016 field season. Join us for all or part of the season including a special week of events from July 4th - 10th. 

During the 1996 field season, Grids 2, 38 and 50 again continued to be the main areas of excavation.

 The gate complex

The gate complex

 Detail of the gate

Detail of the gate

By the start of the 1997 season, the gate was roofed and protected.

 The gate complex

The gate complex

 Grid 51

Grid 51

The 1997 season was the first season in Grid 51. Excavation in 1997 encountered extensive Islamic period pitting and trenching as well as the remains of an earlier Byzantine period structure.

Grid 38, which long had some of the tightest most complex stratigraphy on site, was the training ground for the excavation of mudbrick architecture.