DAILY ITINERARY

 

     
 
     


The first overnight is in Tel Aviv. The last overnight is in Jerusalem. All other overnights are in Migdal 

Items to bring with you: hat, work gloves, closed toed shoes (no flip-flops or sandals allowed at the excavation). Over the ankle shoes provide greater stability at the excavation site. Bring a bathing suit and standard towel for swimming opportunities and a hand towel for perspiration and cool down usage at the excavation. A 14-day supply of an electrolyte (rehydration) supplement will help you recover from exertion in the environment of Israel's hot summer months. An inexpensive paper dust mask will come in handy on certain occasions. 

A typical excavation day begins at 4:30am with a light breakfast. We leave for the excavation at 5:30am. A second light breakfast is provided at the excavation around 9:00am. We return to Beth Haccerem around 12:30pm. Lunch is served at 1:00pm. Dinner is typically at 6:00pm.

SESSION 1     
SESSION 2         
JUNE 14 JUNE 28                   ---        Overnight Tel Aviv
JUNE 15 JUNE 29   8:00am   Bus departs Tel Aviv hotel
      8:00am-5:00pm   Field Trip: Mount Arbel, el-Araj, et-Tell
      7:00pm   Orientation
JUNE 16 JUNE 30   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site
      2:00pm   Field Trip: Chorazin, Capernaum, Kursi
JUNE 17 JULY 1   8:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
      4:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
JUNE 18 JULY 2   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site
      4:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
      7:00pm   Lecture
JUNE 19 JULY 3   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
      4:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
      7:00pm   Visit Modern Tiberias
JUNE 20 JULY 4   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site
      4:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
      7:00pm   Lecture
JUNE 21 JULY 5   8:00am-5:00pm   Field Trip: Gamla, Umm el-Kanatir, Yodefat
JUNE 22 JULY 6              ---   Shabbat, Free Day
      1:00pm   Optional: Jordan River Rafting
      7:00pm   Lecture
JUNE 23 JULY 7   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site
      2:00pm   Field Trip: Josephus' Fortified Cities
JUNE 24 JULY 8   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site
      2:00pm-4:00pm   Field Trip: Geography of the Gospels, Magdala
      5:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing 
JUNE 25 JULY 9   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site
      4:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
      7:00pm   Lecture
JUNE 26 JULY 10   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
      4:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
      7:00pm   Departure Meeting
JUNE 27 JULY 11   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
      2:30pm   Bus departs for Jerusalem
      5:30pm   Arrive Jerusalem; Overnight Jerusalem
JUNE 28 JULY 12              ---   Departure Day; Checkout time is 11:00 am
           

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