Day 18 / 20 (90%)

Two more days left.  Some of the other areas have already finished; here in C4 we’re racing to both finish digging our squares and prepare them for the final photography.

The dirt pile in our area is huge – almost a hill in itself.

Bulldozer loading truck with dirt from the C4 dump pile

Bulldozer loading truck with dirt from the C4 dump pile

And now, presenting the most important person at the dig:

Carsten, the equipment supervisor, showing off his container

Carsten, the equipment supervisor, showing off his container

I haven’t been posting enough pictures of the terrific view of Jerusalem and Bethlehem that we have from the site.  Here’s one part of it.

Part of the view to the southwest of the site - a monastery and its olive orchard

View to the southwest of the site - a monastery and its olive orchard

People from the media are still showing up here at the site.  We had a camera crew from Italy in our area yesterday – they interviewed the dig’s one Italian member, who was digging in the square next to mine.  (Hopefully the publicity will bring us more Italian volunteers next season!)

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