We’ve had to take our dig up North because of trouble happening in Ashkelon. I will be starting my blog from today on showing you some of the places we visit on our archaeological field trips and tell you the history behind them!
First up on our stop was Tel Dan. Tel Dan is one of the most northern cities in Israel, and is mentioned in the Bible. It has one of the oldest and most in-tact gates (we also have one at Ashkelon, watch the video here!) and was used throughout the Bronze age, Iron age, Hellenistic, and Roman periods.
We got the chance to hike to the gate and walk around to an alter where they made animal sacrifices. Our dig's zoo-archaeologist, Deirdre, told us all about the animals they have found here--which included 2 lions!