EXCAVATION DATES

 2021 EXCAVATION     SEASON 5 

The 2021 excavation schedule is represented by two 2-week sessions.
Session 1:  July 9-July 23 
Session 2:  July 23 - August 6
The time spent at the excavation will be supplemented by guest lectures and local field trips. Students and non-students are welcome to join us for this unique opportunity. Academic credit is available for active students.  (Excavation calendar, itinerary, costs, and participation details coming soon.)

See also the El-Araj Excavation Project website at: https://www.elarajexcavations.com/
See also the daily blogs posted by Dr. Steve Notley at: https://www.facebook.com/elarajexcavations
To support the excavation with a tax deductible donation visit: https://rally.org/searchforbethsaida

Below is Area A of the excavation with staff and volunteers at the end of the 2019 season. The volunteers are forming the outline of the Byzantine church. The 6 people in the center represent the known or anticipated position of the stone bases upon which the church columns once stood. This area will continue to be exposed in the 2021 season.

   

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