First day back in Grid 51

Today is the first day I've been back in the field and it is so interesting to see how the grid has changed in the two weeks since the season started! At the end of last year, we were just beginning to reach the 604 BC destruction layer when the city was burned down by a Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar. There are parts of the grid that have different time periods exposed, so I asked Maddie, one of our senior volunteers, to explain one of the cross sections of a floor. You will see different markers on the wall that tell the supervisors which time periods they are looking at so they can correctly log what they find, and in this section, you will see a layer from 604 BC up to the early Persian period between 538-332 BC.