Can You Dig It?

By Moskau Institute on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Israeli news website Haaretz included the cache of silver and gold cultic items discovered by the Tel Gezer Water System Excavation in its list of top archaeological finds of 2016. Read about this and other top finds at http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.761814 The Gezer water system excavation is a joint project of the Moskau...

By Gary D. Myers on Sunday, May 21, 2017

Set-up days are necessary, but not necessarily fun. Hours are spent filling sandbags, raising shade cloth, cutting weeds, running electrical wires, installing safety barriers, and preparing each site for excavation. There are no Indiana Joneses on set-up day, just dusty grunts lugging gear and getting the job done. Today was...

By Gary D. Myers on Monday, May 22, 2017

Today was another long day of set-up at the Tel Gezer Water System Expedition. More sandbags were made, more shade cloth tents were constructed, and more site preparation was completed. Many sandbags were installed over the ancient water system steps, but many more sandbags are needed tomorrow. There will be...

By Gary D. Myers on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

We are finally ready to start digging in the water system and in the Canaanite gate. Set-up was challenging, but the team persevered and the task is complete. The sifting table produced many buckets of pottery today. A few really exciting finds turned up in the sifter. Unfortunately, we can’t tell...

By Cory Barnes on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Scripture tells us that “A person’s heart plans his way; but the LORD determines his steps” (Prov. 16:9, CSB). This text comes to mind when considering the NOBTS Tel Gezer team, particularly in regards to our work in the water system. God has brought NOBTS a unique task in...

By Gary D. Myers on Monday, May 29, 2017

Week Two of the Tel Gezer Water System Expedition started with a flurry of action. New volunteers arrived; a few team members went home. Work continued in the water system (Area B), at the wet sifter, the Canaanite gate (Area D), and on the bedrock near Area D. Sorry for...

By Sarah Simon on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Follow the links below to see video updates from Dr. Dan Warner. Video Update Part 1 Video Update Part 2 A Day Off Tomorrow we will not work at the tel – it is the Shavuot holiday (also called the Festival of Weeks and Pentecost in the Bible). The festival marks the wheat harvest...

By Sarah Simon on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tel Gezer Walk Through Video - Enjoy! Watch Now It was another productive day at the dig. Watch for a detailed update in the near future....