Visit to Tel Hadid excavations

Today I had the opportunity to visit the excavations at Tel Hadid, directed by Dr. Ido Koch of Tel Aviv University. This is the 2nd season of excavations at this very complex and multi-period site, and they already have some very interesting finds (mainly from the late Iron Age, Hellenistic and Byzantine periods so far).

This excavation is one of the few excavations in the field this summer, along with the Tell Abu Shusha (directed by Avner Ecker of BIU) and Tel Azekah (directed by Oded Lipschits and Yuval Gadot of TAU) excavations that start in a few weeks.

Here’s two photos of the visit (with visitors wearing masks and keeping social distance), courtesy of Debi Cassuto, with Ido (right foreground) explaining about the site: