Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Apollonia Arsuf Day 7

Another day has passed in the trenches and our attendees are beginning to feel the aches of archaeology in Israel. They've fought their way through sunstroke, blisters, insect bites, swollen limbs and of course sunburn. Despite all the ailments, everyone pulled together amazingly today and managed to achieve three days worth of digging in just one day. All areas of the squares are beginning to push further down and are breaking through the early Arabic period.

I had hoped to be alot deeper by this time, but the complexity of the area required investigation into the surroundings outside of the initial 5x5 square. Finds included a small coin, possibly Byzantine, countless amphora handles and sherds, animal bones and glasses with base and neck still intact. Three more Walls have been unearthed, making the site even more complex than we initially imagined.


  1. The pottery box from your area was a treat today Marcus. lovely glass bottom and black on white piece.
    Good news.. the heat is supposed to ease up a bit, but then again I don't know if you guys will notice ;)

    See ya on the dig, Dan.

  2. That picture is hillarious! You can physically see the pain in his face!