The Tel Kabri Expedition
Under the direction of Assaf Yasur-Landau of Tel Aviv University and Eric Cline of George Washington University, archaeologists in Israel this summer hope to uncover more of the remains of a Middle Bronze Age palace that has produced strong evidence of the work of ancient Minoan artisans as well as occupation by later Iron Age Greek mercenaries. Previous discoveries at the site include Minoan-style fresco paintings and what remains of an Iron Age fortress. Most significantly, discoveries at this site may shed new light on the role of the ancient Minoans and Greeks in the Levant. Beneath the Middle Bronze Age palace is evidence of an earlier palace or public structure, promising work that will continue for years to come. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer at this site, go here. If you are interested in reading more about the recent discoveries from the 2005 exploratory season, go to the website.