Online registration for the 2020 season is up and running!

The online registration for the 2020 season at Tell es-Safi/Gath is now up and running! So all of you who want to join the team for the coming season, this is the time to start the process.
If you want to work at a site which is at the center of attention of archaeological research in the near east (and appears on Jeopardy…), now’s the time!

Registration starts here!

Holey Moley – Safi was on Jeopardy!

Safi is really making it famous.

After last week’s appearance on the “Drudge Report” (see here), I woke up this morning with a million messages from all over that last night, the last question on the famous US TV game show, “Jeopardy,” in which contestants are tested on their general knowledge, was about Tell es-Safi/Gath!!!

Next: Brad Pitt plays a dashing archaeologist excavating the remains of Goliath’s town…:-)

Here’s a screen shot of the question – courtesy of Nour Ashour:

 

Combining 3D modeling methods

Recently, we’ve started to do 3D modelling based on drone photography and LIDAR. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Noam Bar-David, has now very nicely combined the two, so that in the same model you can combine the advantages of both in one model.

Here are some low resolution examples of models or Area D East and Area M. Cool!

Nice article in the “Mail online” about the discoveries at Safi!

A nice article has appeared in the “Mail Online” newspaper on the finds at Safi in the last season, and in particular the possible connection between these finds and the biblical traditions of Philistine Giants.

Check it out!

HT to Becky Randall who was a Safi team member in 2017.