We will spend the bulk of our time excavating the Hellenistic and Roman site of Shikhin near Nazareth, at the edge of the “Tuscany of Israel,” the Beit Netofa Valley in Lower Galilee. Our team will be made up of university students, professionals, and retirees from the US, Israel, and other countries.
It truly is the experience of a lifetime.
|Arrive in Tel Aviv, drive with the group to the Hotel Galilee||May 29|
|Tour the sites of Shikhin and Sepphoris||May 30|
|First day in the field||May 31|
|Tour site possibilities: Magdala, Capernaum, Cana, Yodefat, Caesarea Philippi, Sea of Galilee||June 5|
|Tour site possibilities: Beit Alpha, Beit She’an, Megiddo, Beit She’arim, Caesarea, Mediterranean Sea||June 12|
|Free weekend (student field exam on Sunday afternoon)||June 19-20|
|Last day in the field||June 25|
|Jerusalem! Tours of the Old City, shopping, restaurants, night life, museums, and side trips to Bethlehem, Herodium, Qumran, Masada, and the Dead Sea||June 25-28|
|Fly home and get some sleep||June 28|
*There may be some adjustments