Digs

Digs

Feb 21

Step Into Moabite Jordan

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Perched along Wadi Balu’a, the site of Khirbat al-Baluʿa controlled the major north-south route through Transjordan. The most extensive period of occupation at Baluʿa dates […]

Feb 15

Excavate Jesus’s Roman Galilee

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Want a first-hand look at life in Roman Galilee? Investigate history for yourself this summer as part of the Shikhin excavation team, which will be […]

Student from Tel Aviv University excavating at Tel Azekah

Jan 31

Excavate Israel’s “Mini-Pompeii”

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Home to a vast expanse of human history, Israel is a country rich with opportunities for archaeological excavation. Yet while there are opportunities to dig […]

Jan 7

Dig the Biblical World

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

    Dozens of archaeological digs in Israel, Jordan, and elsewhere are looking for volunteers to help them excavate history. Whether you’re interested in the […]

May 13

New Horizons at Hazor 

By: Megan Sauter

Archaeologists with the Selz Foundation Hazor Excavations have been digging at Hazor, Israel’s largest archaeological site, since 1990. Yet, in 2020, the expedition’s directors, Amnon […]

reconstruct vessels found in fragments

May 10

Publication Push at Tel Burna

By: Megan Sauter

Situated in the Shephelah (Judean foothills), Tel Burna is a candidate for biblical Libnah. Itzick Shai of Ariel University and Steven Ortiz of Lipscomb University […]

David-Ben Shlomo , Shay Bar, and Ralph K. Hawkins at ‘Auja el-Foqa.

Apr 15

Excavating ‘Auja el-Foqa

By: Megan Sauter

Despite numerous cancelations in 2020, it was excavation as usual at ‘Auja el-Foqa, an ancient Israelite fortress in the Jordan Valley. Directed by David Ben-Shlomo […]

Participants masked up at Abel Beth Maacah

Apr 12

Digging Abel Beth Maacah

By: Megan Sauter

Nava Panitz-Cohen and Naama Yahalom-Mack of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Robert Mullins of Azusa Pacific University direct excavations at Abel Beth Maacah in […]

Hippos Dig 2020

Apr 8

Digs 2021: Digging During a Pandemic

By: Megan Sauter

To dig or not to dig—that is the question posed by numerous archaeologists these days. As a global pandemic caused entire countries to shutter and […]