Bethsaida 2014 – Day Five

Our fifth day since arriving in Israel, and our third day on the tools at the Bethsaida archaeology project.

Despite strong winds coming up around 11.00am, we made fantastic progress in Area T  today. We exposed a wall running the entire width of our square. It was not only almost right on top of the northern boundary line, but even turned a snappy 90 degrees at the NW corner of our square to continue a metre or so so south along the western boundary of the square.

The wall can be seen here:

140612 AreaT W1204



While the neat change of direction in the NW corner can be seen here:

140612 AreaT W1204 Corner

The energy levels in the square rose perceptibly as these walls began to be uncovered. While it is not yet clear how they connect (if at all) with the lower walls found in 2012 and 2013, it sure will be interesting to find out.

Stay tuned for the next update …


About gregoryjenks

Anglican priest and religion scholar. Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University. Dean, Cathedral Church of Christ the King, Grafton and Rector of the Anglican Parish of Grafton. Formerly Dean at St George's College, Jerusalem. The opinions expressed in my publications, including my blog posts, are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Diocese of Grafton nor Christ Church​ Cathedral in Grafton.
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