Today, we were honored to host his Excellency, Mr. Zhan Yognxin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Israel, at the Tell es-Safi/Gath lab at BIU.
The ambassador and his entourage, along with Prof. Yaron Harel (Dean of the Faculty of Jewish Studies at BIU) and Dr. Danielle Gurevitch (Chair, the Sir Naim Dangoor Centre for Universal Monotheism, BIU), stopped by at the lab as part of a visit to BIU.
In the lab, I explained to them about our work, some of the finds, and various exciting things relating to the project.
They also had a chance to meet my new PhD student from China, Jiang.
I do hope further connections with China and Chinese institutions will develop from this. It would be great to have a Chinese contingent on dig!
Here are some pictures from the visit: