Our next excavations will be December 3,4,5,10,11,12,17,18 & 19 of 2009. The primary purpose of this dig will be to remove the dirt and uncover artifacts in the Large Columbarium. As you recall, we purchased 70 feet of a portable conveyor system (Miniveyor) last spring and used it for the first time during our May/June excavation. The process was so successful that we purchased another 60 feet this fall. This additional footage will allow us to reach to the far corners of the Columbarium. Since the Columbarium is so large we will probably not complete the excavation in December but we should make substantial progress. We will keep you up to date on our progress, on this website, after the excavation begins.
Archive for November, 2009
Our long awaited full color 8 1/2″ x 11″ publication “A Guide to Beit Loya (Lehi): AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE IN THE JUDEAN LOWLAND” is at the printers and will be ready next week. However, since it is being printed in Israel it will not be available in the USA until late December. Those donors that we have promised the publication to will receive them by the end of December.
The publication will be available for purchase at the site or given to supporters of the Beit Lehi Foundation donating $100 or more.
Below is a copy of the front and back covers.