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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.
We had an up and down weekend: Friday was chocked full of goings on and Saturday was pretty empty. Friday we had a field trip. First we went to the fortress of Masada where Jews took their last stand against a Roman siege in the 1st century. We saw Herod's palace and a beautiful view of the low lands and Dead Sea. We called Masada the highest point on the lowest point on Earth. We then went swimming in the Dead Sea. ...
The morning was normal. I worked and dug some. Sam found about 5 artifacts, he's turning into the new human sifter. Last year that title was given to this guy named Chris (Nature Chris) who found everything. In the afternoon, instead of pottery and lecture, we had a special event. First, Dr. Master gave us a lecture our progress so far in the season. It ...
... the stones were placed there to block what was a doorway to make it into a wall. I then swept the floor in the ugly wall's room (the south room in our square) so that Joel could make a video of it. He wanted me to take notes on the U323 wall for OCHRE, this is a new task I'll be doing for a few units. Unfortunately, by the time I started to sweep the room, my ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility