Today we had another great day on the dig!
In addition to the ongoing work in the “cultic corner” we had some really nice finds in the other areas.
In Area E, they are excavation some really nice EB contexts, including streets, floors, installations, etc.. One of the most interesting finds was a very nice bone cylinder seal from within a jar!
In Area F, in addition to excavating an 8th cent BCE level (though without LMLK handles), they are excavating a truly impressive, monumental stone fortification dating the MB II, apparently related to the glacis discovered last year.
Just about 100 m to the north of Area F, I picked up on surface a very nice LMLK SWKH handle! This is the first LMLK from our expedition although Bliss and Macalister found several in their 1899 excavation. That tells us that the 8th cent. level that we are excavating should be very promising!
Here is a picture (for George …): lmlk-swkh-handle-safi-2007.jpg