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Spring 2009
General Views of the Site
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A View of Tiberias from the top of Mt. Bernice.

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The Sunrise over the Sea of Galilee.

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The remains of the Mosque Complex.


The Work Day
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Work begins at dawn.

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The excavation in progress.

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Nina, the master digger, is happy to help in whichever way she can.

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Fruit Break.

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Most of the important loci are sifted for a better resolution of the finds.

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With so much sifing, sometimes the sieves need fixing.

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Lorraine and Carrey discovering a coin while sifting.

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Lorraine excited about finding her first coin.

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Gretchen, the "Master Coin Registrar", registering numerous coins found beneath a floor.

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Gretchen taking a break.

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Pottery washing.

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Cleaning the mosaic floor just discovered at the site.

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The area supervisors need to keep a constant record of the daily events and progress of the dig.

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Elevations and measurments are recorded daily.

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Relaxing after a hard day's work.

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Some crash even before they reach their hotel room.

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Relaxing after a hard day's work.



The Finds
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Searching for parallels for a complete oil lamp found in the excavation.

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Afternoon pottery reading.

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An Arabic inscription found in the excavation.

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The mosaic floor discovered this season at the site.



Tours of the Site
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A tour of the previously excavated areas of the site.

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Keeping up with the discoveries - a weekly tour of the squares being excavated.

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A weekly stratigraphical tour conducted by the staff.

An Afternoon Tour in Tiberias
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The southern Gate of Roman Tiberias.

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A Collection of Architectural Elements found in excavations throughout the city.

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An ancient synagogue in the modern city center.

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Nina on a field trip to Mt. Bernice.

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A water cistern discovered beneath adjacent ruins.



After Hours
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The Aviv Hotel - our home away from home.

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Lunch at the Aviv hotel.

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Some volunteers enjoy spending their free time keeping in shape.

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The hotel is a five minute walk from the modern city center, which allows us an occasional night on the town.

The End of the Season
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At the end of the season detailed photographs of the site are taken.

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Participants in the March 2009 season.

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End of Season Staff Photograph.

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