Mike Ellingsen (and Tell es-Safi/Gath) on the cover of BAR

Thanks to Charlie Draper’s heads-up (who is a 2011 Safi team member), I would like to point out the great picture that appears on the cover of the new, “Dig Issue” of Biblical Archaeology Review – a great picture of Mike Ellingsen, long-time team member and square supervisor in Area F, and doctoral candidate at Trinity International University! And not to mention – Mike is giving the stone altar a very friendly hug! :-)

In addition, inside the dig issue, as a sidebar to the listings of the upcoming digs this summer (including, of course, the July 1-27 excavations at Safi), there is a piece that I wrote about the excavation and significance of the new altar that we found, along with two very nice fotos (including a picture of Merav Levmore, assistant supervisor in Area D, next to the altar during the excavations).

All in all, that is what I call – GREAT PR FOR THE DIG!!!

Aren

9 thoughts on “Mike Ellingsen (and Tell es-Safi/Gath) on the cover of BAR

    1. arenmaeir

      George,
      First of all – I always hoped that one day I’d be the cause for someone to cancel his/her subscription to BAR – and if Mike can do it – that is good enough for me.
      Secondly, if you ask me, if anything, more women will buy this BAR issue to get a hold of Mike’s picture (but they should know that they are messing with Mike’s wife, Chelsea! :-)
      Aren

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