It’s been a long road, but Foundation Stone has begun excavating “The Tooth”. Today was the first day of excavation (Tuesday September 23, 2008) and already we have learned much new information. As project manager Yeshu Dray had observed, we are in a “mother lode” of pottery shards, and likely excavating in area reflecting the spread of the city beyond the top of the Tel itself. After digging down about 30cms we are finding concentrations of large shards, and other material indicating a heavily settled area. We need to get down 4 meters but there is electricity in the air! Click on the Slideshow
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