Archaeological Seminars Institute
You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw these tourists digging with a trowel in a cave at Tel Maresha in the Beit Guvrin National Park. But “Dig for a Day” is a real archaeological excavation, sanctioned by the Israel Antiquities Authority. Go prepared to get dirty. You may find yourselves crawling through caves, digging, sifting, identifying artifacts of significance and just carrying pails of dirt. Every turn of the shovel yields something of interest — a potsherd, animal bone, etc. This is a great program and especially for kids. The entire activity takes approximately three hours. Be sure to bring water, hats and clothes that are comfortable and that can get dirty. Imagine doing this on a Bar/Bat Mitzva tour!
Look carefully at the buckets. Can you identify the newly found animal jaw bone? Marilyn is holding it up for us to see. She says it needs a dentist.
Price: Adults $30, Children $25 (between the ages of 5-14)
Entrance fee to the Beit Guvrin National Park not included.
13 shekels for children 25 shekels for adults.
Activity lasts approximately 3 hours.
Meeting Place: Beit Guvrin Gas Station (Delek)