Yesterday, a delegation of rectors from several pontifical universities in Italy came for a visit to BIU. As with just about all distinguished visitors to the campus, the Safi lab was one of the “showcase” stations on their visit.
During their visit, I explained to them about our work at Tell es-Safi/Gath and what is carried out in the lab, and after showing them a selection of finds and discussing their meaning and significance, I particularly emphasized how archaeology can be used as an excellent tool not only for the study of the past – but as a hands-on tool to excite students and the public about the past.
I also invited them to encourage students and faculty members to join our team at Tell es-Safi/Gath – and I hope some will do this!
Here is a picture of the group during the visit to the lab – that’s me in the middle with the red shirt…