Excavating at an Archaeological Dig in Israel this Summer

Prof. Aren Maeir, director of the Institute of Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University and a professor in the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology (LISA) will be conducting excavations at Tel Tzafit (Tell es-Safi/Gath) this summer from July 4-30, 2021. for anyone interested in participating.

Read more about the rocky ascent to Tel Tzafit, thought to be the biblical city of Gath, in this recently-published article in The Times of Israel titled “Stunning views from Goliath’s hometown show its ancient strategic importance.”

BIU’s LISA Department is involved in interdisciplinary research of the land of Israel throughout all periods of human history and from various aspects, including archaeology, historical geography, nature, physical, human geography, and demography.

Listen to Prof. Maeir in this fascinating video as he takes you on a journey through the archaeological side of the LISA degree program and speaks about the excavation at Tell es-Safi/Gath.

You can also visit the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Official (and Unofficial) weblog for more information about the excavation site.

If you’d like to join the excavations, you can apply here or contact Prof. Maeir at aren.maeir@biu.ac.il or arenmaeir@gmail.com.