Fall 2009 Excavations - Tiberias Israel

"Week 3"

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The 3rd week saw significant progress in each of our squares. The mosaic was expanding, the reservoir was getting deeper but with no bottom in sight, countless sherds were turning up in the west and the square Said and I were digging just kept raising more questions than answers. Those of us who had been at Tiberias in previous seasons were eagerly anticipating our tour of the Theater - we were not disappointed when we finally got to explore what the Antiquities Authority had uncovered. Late Thursday morning, a surprise duststorm swept down upon our site. I caught some of the scene with my camera, but unfortunately when at it's worst, the storm was just too blinding to keep taking pictures. The rains which followed turned the bone dry site to mud.

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These 2 views show the effect of the 749 earthquake.

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