Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

To all friends, colleagues, team members and all other who celebrate Christmas, please accept the wishes of the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project team for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And may the coming year be an Annus mirabilis – one in which the current crisis will soon be over, all will be well with you and your loved ones, and hopefully, we will be able to jointly conduct the excavation in the coming summer!

While I can’t show a picture of a Christmas tree found on the excavation, here’s a tree-like vessel (a chalice with petals) with some very nice decorations, which will have to do!

Enjoy the holidays and the coming year!