On day three, travel from Jerusalem to Galilee. You'll arrive at the site, but before digging it's time for some introductions.
The day starts with a bus to the site- it leaves at 5:00am before the sun is up.
Everyone chips in to carry the tools to each excavation area
Experienced archaeologists teach techniques to make sure that everything is excavated properly and recorded carefully. All the clues to the past are collected
On the weekends early in the season, we'll arrange tours so that you can see some of the important sites in the region.
Later on, you you'll have weekends that are all your own- to hike with friends, to enjoy the cities of Israel, or just to relax in Nahalal. Your accomodations are yours, even on the weekends.
For six weeks in the Summer of 2019, the Tel Shimron team will be in the field, learning about the past. It is hard work– the past doesn't give up its secrets easily– but together our team will make new discoveries which will tell the story of Tel Shimron, the Jezreel Valley, and all of northern Israel.
Aerial photo of Nahalal from Wikimedia Commons; all other photos from the Tel Shimron Excavations