I was able to safely get back to America with a heavy heart that I had to leave Israel early. I was so impressed with the people in charge of the dig and their level of organization throughout our move around the country. I'm used to being in charge of my class, but our coordinators were in charge of about 70 people's travel arrangements, hotel bookings, and food. I'm lucky to be part of such a well organized dig.
With that being said, I will continue with my blog throughout the summer telling of the sites we were able to visit on our field trip around the country since they were so interesting.
Third up on tour was Tel Hatzor. The tel was the site of a major city from about 1750 to 900 BCE (before common era, the more commonly used term than BC). It was one of the largest in the region and located in the fertile crescent, an area that was very good at growing crops. It is located north of the Sea of Galilee and has been largely reconstructed by different archaeological groups.