Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Big breakthrough at the Gezer dig




On Tuesday, June 12 at approximately 8 a.m. the Gezer Dig team discovered a large open area in the natural cavern. The open area is approximately 26 feet wide and 30 feet long and more than 6 feet high at its highest point. Upon inspection of the opening, Dr. Dan Warner, Dr. Jim Parker and Dr. Tsvika Tsuk were able to determine that the cavern is natural rather than man-made.

The find was a major milestone in the three-year dig. This is a great day for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.

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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.

8 comments:

  1. Fantastic job, guys! We are delighted you have had this exciting break through near the end of this season's dig. Patience and hard labor have borne fruit. Keep up the great work!

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  2. Congrats, guys. I'm glad I had a small hand in helping in the accomplishment of that, even if I could not be there at the time you broke through. I know you are excited, and I'm excited for you. Keep safe. Love you guys.

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  3. Congratulations you guys! It is exciting to hear of all the excellent work you are doing over there.

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  4. Fabulous! What an amazing development for all of you who have worked so hard on this. Keep up the excellent work!

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  5. GREAT JOB! WONDERFUL. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT IN NOVEMBER!

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  6. Rhonda H. KelleyJune 13, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Amazing progress with the dig this year! Congratulations and blessings to each of you!!

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  7. Great work! Thanks for sharing with all of us. Rest well and travel safely as you return home!

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  8. Great news!! Hope you make it to the end of the tunnel this season!!

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