Monthly Archives: July 2012

Khirbet Summeily aerial view

This view was taken at the end of the 2012 excavations by kite. Many of the walls are visible, many have been removed. But we need to be aware that the different walls belong to different periods. Sometimes they follow … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, excavations, Khirbet Summeily | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mudbricks at sunset

The excavations at Khirbet Summeily are winding up for this season. We have uncovered more, found more riddles and some answers. Archaeology is a slow process. One of the reasons we can’t plow ahead at great pace at this site, … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, excavations, Judah, Khirbet Summeily | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tower or sump?

Last year, we uncovered what we thought was some wall with a cobble floor next to it. This year we investigated the cobble flooring a bit more. It turned out to have several courses. In other words – it wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Discussion, excavations, Judah, Khirbet Summeily | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ovens at Khirbet Summeily

We found some bread ovens at Khirbet Summeily! I am pretty sure that they are tannur ovens. The bread was baked inside these ovens, slapped against the internal walls while red-hot embers glowed at the bottom of the oven. The … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, artifacts, Khirbet Summeily, Tell Halif | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment