Dan Gardens Ashkelon
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... written on the wall - TONIGHT'S SPECIAL - Bread and Wine.
Close by was the tomb of King David which was quite small and very crowded..
The walking tour continued through many parts of the old city before we took a break at a nearby kibbutz for lunch. The kibbutz overlooked the city of Bethlehem which is in Palestinian territory so we could not visit the site of the nativity.
After lunch we ...
... comparatively excellent for growing the crops necessary to the trade and commerce of the Shephelah and Coastal Plain.
Before we even got out of the bus, we all knew something was very wrong with the site of Gezer. It looked like an old mine-field—that is, from an arcaheological standpoint. Two archeologists, Blissen and McAllister, basically destroyed the city before archeological practices became standardized. They dug trenches ...
... 450 of whom are combat or “lochamim". They are the most forward deployed infantry unit. They were the first into Gaza. And the last out.
For most of these 750 soldiers, up until three weeks ago, any time there was "incoming fire", it was a drill.
Now they are all combat veterans. They know what it feels like to be under fire and to return fire. Many have experienced the pain of losing a friend. Some of them have killed ...
Just a brief note on the day:
No excavation, that's right. Due to rocket launches from Gaza we were instructed to stay at the hotel today. This was for good reason, evidenced by the 5 rocket sirens that went off throughout the day. When the sirens go off, we must all go to the bomb shelters. We were very well protected by the Iron Dome and everyone kept a close eye on the news, ...
... the wall. Hurray! A stone wall! Carrie and I scraped the floor and found another pit in it, kind of annoying. Not many special artifacts today, aside from the piece of Iron Age pottery I found, which means that we are getting closer and closer to the Iron Age and 604. Also, we made a bunch of new units in Joel's square. And yeah, a good work day although I forgot to write some notes down. Remind me tomorrow.