Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 8 Gezer Update

By Dr. Dan Warner

Today we continued our probe (only opening a small probe of about 3 ft. square to save time since the dig is coming to a close) into the entrance of the cave. We did find the ceiling of the cavern and followed it backward into the cavern for about 16 ft.  The roofline is moving upward as we had hoped it would so we are for sure were in the cavern. The only problem we see is that it is filled to the roof with silt. As mentioned our probe is about 3 ft. square and according to Macalister the cavern is about 14 ft. wide and 80 ft. deep, so we have a way to go.


The Gezer Water System project is co-sponsored by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary under the direction of Tsvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist at INPA, and Dan Warner, co-director of the Center for Archaeological Research at NOBTS.

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