Sunday, April 17, 2011

beit loya spring 2011 #1

"The Beit Lehi Foundation was organized to support the excavation of the Beit Lehi archaeological site, located 22 miles south of Jerusalem,  for the benefit of the general public and to advance the understanding and awareness of the general public of ancient religious history associated with this site through scientific research and education.  Additional objectives include protection and preservation of the archaeological site, education for visitors and to facilitate the opportunity for families and young people to work at the excavation site under the guidance of a qualified archaeologist and his staff."
as i told you i was voluntering at the beit loya excavation for two days.
we will continue digging after passover/pessach.
to see my post of last years fall excavation click here.
 the beit lehi foundation also has a website
here some impressions...

this time we were digging around an oil press...
...and in some new areas (this was one of the most beautiful findings)
we were digging next to the chapel with this amazing mosaic. 
if you look at my last years post everything was yellow and brown. it was really refreshing to see everything in a bright green =)
this was our camp where we ate, rested and spend the night...
there where many animals around...
like hairy caterpillars...
and some scorpions hiding in the corners and dark places.
when we started weeding the place (it was covered with bushes) we unfortunately found this nest with baby birds...
we hope their mother wil find them, we put them in a tree nearby.

3 comments:

Tina Liel said...

Hag Sameach Cat♥ How nice to go to an excavation! Your bread looks really yummy. Your garden is nice - I really need to do something about ours. once I really kept it - got a bit lazy LOL. I think I will start today all because of you♥ The guerilla garden is an amazing idea! Have to look for the spot! Hugs

Nina said...

I am enjoying your blog. I lived in Jerusalem and Beer Sheva in the mid '70s. I miss it. Your pictures are wonderful!

Lauren said...

Wow. The excavation looks like a lot of fun. I hope it isn't really hot while you're working. The baby birds are so sweet. I hope they will be ok.