Today, I had the pleasure of giving a tour of Tell es-Safi/Gath to a group of students from the University of Heidelberg, led by my good friend Prof. Joseph Maran. We spent about two hours on the site and walked around to the major excavation areas. It was great hosting Joseph and his students at the site!
The tell (and all the surroundings) – as expected during this time of the year – was completely green, and I’m glad to report, that besides the damage from the rain which I had already seen in Area D last week (see here), the other areas are more or less the same as I had seen about a month and a half ago (see here; whew – that’s a relief…).
On the way back to the parking area, we passed a couple of horses grazing on the tell – and here’s a picture of them. And then, at the end of the tour, the group gathered for a joint photo.