Today, my 2nd day in Melbourne was quite nice as well. Not only was the weather great (sunny all day – I brought sunshine from Israel in my suitcase…), I had another very productive day working with Louise. In the last two days, we have moved substantially ahead on 3 different article! Not bad!!!
This afternoon, I gave two lectures. The was a talk on new insights on the Philistines in light of the excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath, which was presented to a departmental seminar of the Classics and Archaeology dept. Following that, I have a “capstone” lecture to the students of Classics and Archaeology on how one goes about organizing an archaeological expedition – with a lot of personal experiences of mine. Both lectures went very well.
We then went out for a very nice supper with Louise and some friends and colleagues.
All told – a great day!
Here’s a picture of me giving the lecture on the Philistines:
And here I am in the “capstone” lecture: