Monday, July 13, 2009

It's a Tough Job...

...but somebodies got to do it.


Today was one of the clearest we've had on the dig. The sun came up, early, and the moon stayed visible late into the morning.

As we continued to excavate our square (translated: we found more...and more...and more...and more rocks) the day became warm, and then hot. But their is beauty in that heat. From the top of the mountain where Hippos is located you get a fantastic view of the Galilee. Perhaps this is the "city on a hill" which "cannot be hidden." To imagine the forum square in all of it's glory, the churches we are uncovering...people walking down the Decumanus Maximus (main East/West Road), it's absolutely amazing. People lived here...and we are uncovering their lives. We can only imagine what the city would have looked like when they walked the streets, and if it's anything like I imagine it would have been amazing.

Main Cistern in the Forum with Tiberias in the background.

The South side of the Sea of Galilee.

Galilee with Mount Tabor (I believe) in the background. Mount Tabor is the traditional site of the Transfiguration.

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