Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Week Three

We are now half way through the season and what an interesting season it is shaping up to be! My square, C5, includes some interesting features: a wall that may have been part of a dwelling during the Islamic period, a plaster floor in one section of the square (also from the Islamic period)and a second smaller,earlier wall was found underneath the Islamic wall. Interesting features, but no special finds, as of yet. However, area D did find the top half of a statue of a monkey who had his hands over his mouth (see no evil? ) Our area (J) does contain some large rocks which we roll down our huge slope as a form of cheap entertainment (enter sarcasm here).
Earlier this week,a truly unusual thing happened - it rained! Tel Rehov is located in the central Jordan Valley. In the summer it is hot and dry with absolutely no precipitation. Monday was the hottest day on the Tel so far. But, on Tuesday it became cloudy and even rained a little during breakfast. We were so excited we left the breakfast tent and enjoyed it while it lasted. It's the little things that matter!

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