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Friday, July 07, 2006

Digging my own grave...

Thursday Jim and I were given some grunt work to do: dig a 3+' by 9' trench that would serve as a foundation for a tourist bridge that will be built later this summer. We dug through a lot of fill but just before we were finished we made an unexpected discovery. We unearthed some stones that were part of a water channel from the middle bronze age (2200-1500BC). The directors were excited to find something that they had not expected. So what we had joked about as our grave turned into something very positive!

Our trench was under this first tent. The roof in the background covers a late bronze palace that was fascinating. You can be sure I'll be showing some more detailed pictures of this in the future with very interesting ties to the Bible(hint--think Joshua)