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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Dig Spotlight: Tiberias Dig Renews Excavations in November, 2005

Tiberias Israel -- The Tiberias Excavations under the direction of Yizhar Hirschfeld of the Hebrew University will continue excavations at the ancient site of the same name in November of 2005. A call for volunteers has been published at the project's website, which posts more information about the dig, including opportunities in the Spring and Summer of 2006. The November dig will focus on uncovering more of the features of a Roman theatre complex, which may have had a seating capacity of up to 5,000 individuals. In addition to excavation and the processing of artifacts, the experience will include fascinating evening lectures and field trips to other archaeological sites which are, as anyone who is familiar with the archaeological treasures of this country would say, a real treat (along with the unforgettable experience of the dig itself). More information about the specific dates will be posted soon.


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