At our final debriefing last Friday evening, Dig Director Dr. Bryant Wood noted that this was probably the most productive season in our 10-year excavation at Khirbet el-Maqatir (KeM) in relation to illuminating all 4 occupation periods at our site.
This week, we found another 28 coins, most apparently kept in a couple of glass bottles inside our 1st century house.
While we were not able to be totally certain about the wall line found last week beneath that house, it does appear to be the eastern extension of the city of Ai captured by Joshua 1,400 years earlier.
Additionally, archaeological architect Leen Ritmeyer and geologist David McQueen joined us this week and both offered wonderful insights into the nature of finds on our site.
One year at a time,
Pastor Gary Byers
Spiritual Life Director