Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pillar bases at Khirbet Summeily

While dismantling a mudbrick wall that we uncovered last year, we came upon stone pillar bases in the mudbrick wall. At first the bases perplexed us. What were these stones doing amoing the mudbrick, but after we uncovered this nicely … Continue reading

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Artifacts popping out of the ground

There have been interesting finds after a week of excavating at Khirbet Summeily. There should be. We have found some interesting things last year. But even the surface holds promise of an archaeological site. Just before the dig began we … Continue reading

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Khirbet Summeily 2012 season

We have arrived in Israel and are ready to start excavations at Khirbet Summeily tomorrow. It’ll be a larger group this year and we’ll excavate a larger area. With the finds we uncovered last year, it’ll be an interesting season. … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of Egypt

During the Late Bronze Age, Egypt was the imperial power that controlled the territory of Canaan. The local rulers fought amongst each other, sought to gain advantage over competing city states by appealing to the local governor or the Pharaoh. … Continue reading

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