Thursday 3rd December

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Area B is yielded a quantity of finds, amongst them a small sherd from a Byzantine period oil lamp on which a boat, the type of which is known only from mosaics, was noted. In addition, small, imported white marble and local black basalt stones were found. Marble floor tiles are appearing and we have found a plaster floor. A column is visible and what appears to be a grinding stone has been revealed.

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A column is emerging from the dirt

Pupils from a nearby High School, in the Golan, joined the excavation and helped with some of the less skilled work. They came on two separate days and their contribution was especially valued in terms of building relationships with the local community.

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Dr Haim Cohen explaining some archeology to the girls of a local school who came to help

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