DAILY ITINERARY

 

     
 
     


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

A TYPICAL DAY: 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 Migdal around 12:30pm. Lunch is served at 1:00pm. From 4:00 to 6:00pm we wash pottery and the head archaeologist examines the cleaned pottery sherds. Dinner is at 6:00pm. Some evenings a lecture is provide by a staff member or outside expert in the field of Galilean history or archaeology. 

SESSION 1     
SESSION 2         
JUNE 26 JULY 10                   ---        Arrive Israel. Overnight Tel Aviv
JUNE 27 JULY 11   8:00am   Bus departs Tel Aviv hotel
      8:00am-4:00pm   Field Trip: Mount Arbel, el-Araj, et-Tell
      5:00pm   Lecture: El-Araj Overview
JUNE 28 JULY 12   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site
      2:00pm   Field Trip: Chorazin, Capernaum
JUNE 29 JULY 13   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
      4:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
JUNE 30 JULY 14   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site
      4:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
      7:00pm   Lecture
JULY 1 JULY 15   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
      4:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
      7:00pm-9:00pm   Visit Modern Tiberias
JULY 2 JULY 16   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site
      4:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
      7:00pm   Lecture
JULY 3 JULY 17   8:00am-5:00pm   Field Trip: Gamla, Umm el-Kanatir, Yodefat
      7:00pm   Lecture
JULY 4 JULY 18              ---   Shabbat, Free Day
      12:45pm   Optional: Jordan River Rafting
JULY 5 JULY 19   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site
      2:00pm   Field Trip: Josephus' Fortified Cities
      7:00pm   Lecture
JULY 6 JULY 20   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
      4:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing and Pottery Reading
      7:00pm   Lecture
JULY 7 JULY 21   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
      7:00pm-9:00pm   Visit Modern Tiberias
JULY 8 JULY 22   6:00am-12:00pm   Excavation of the site; Jordan Swim
      5:00pm-6:00pm   Pottery Washing 
      7:00pm   Departure Meeting
JULY 9 JULY 23   6:00-11:30am   Excavation of the site
      2:30pm   Bus departs for Jerusalem
      5:30pm   Arrive Jerusalem; Overnight Jerusalem
JULY 10 JULY 24              ---   Departure Day; Checkout time is 11:00 am
           

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