Dig With Us


The ruins of ancient Ashkelon offer something for everyone: Philistine houses, a multi-unit Persian period building, the world's largest concentration of dog burials, a Roman period odeon and baths, Byzantine churches, medieval fortifications and more.  Whether you are studying archaeology, pursuing a career in the field or are looking for a fun and educational way to spend your summer, the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon offers  a well-rounded archaeology field school well suited to a variety of interests. 

Volunteers on the Leon Levy Expedition participate in the daily excavation program where they will learn archaeological method and theory, recording systems, material culture processing, conservation and site management.  In addition, an evening lecture series is offered during the season at which volunteers will learn about the history and archaeology of the ancient, classical and medieval Near East.

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