Abel Beit Maacah – Day 6

Monday, June 30 (Day 6 of Dig) It was a new week of digging and this meant getting up at 4:30 a.m.  Boarding the bus at 5 and arriving on the site, we once again climb the tel.  This time our destination was our new area, Area O.  With the grids already marked off and...

Abel Beit Maacah – Day 3

Friday, June 27 (Day 3 of Dig) 4:30 came early today, but with a new excitement what our new area will yield.  Climbing the tel again by 4:45 even before the sun rose to the east above the majestic Mt. Hermon, we went directly to our new area, “Areo O.”  Yesterday a...

Abel Beit Maacah – Day 2

Thursday, June 26 (Day 2 of Dig) With a 4:30 wake-up again, we ventured off in the dark to the site again this morning, wondering what the day would bring.  Once again upon arriving at the site, we ascended to Area C.  A few cows, including a bull, greeted us as we...

Abel Beit Maacah – Day 1

Wednesday, June 25 (opening day of dig) The alarm clock sounded at 4:20 a.m.  The three of us who are sharing a room readied ourselves by 4:55 to catch the bus to the site at 5 a.m.  By 5:15 we are on the site of Abel Beit Maacah!  After a brief orientation and tour...