ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DATES FOR EACH DIG WEEK
Transportation to the site will be provided at the start of the season. The bus will depart Ben Gurion at 18:00 for The Monastery of the Ark of the Covenant, our base during the excavation. Dinner and Orientation will take place at 19:30.
Transportation from the site will be provided also at the end of the season. The bus will depart from The Monastery of the Ark of the Covenant at 14:00 for Ben Gurion Airport.
We dig Monday to Friday! Team members enjoy free weekends from Friday after lunch to Sunday evenings (we provide dinner on Sunday nights, but weekend meals are NOT provided). Note that your Expedition fee includes your room on the monastery for the weekends, but meals are NOT provided by the dig. See “Expectations” for information on eating over the weekend if you choose to stay on the monastery. Team Members are required to participate in all regular work hours. Daily excavation begins at 5:00 AM and finishes at 1:00 PM. Work is resumed back at the camp at 4:00 PM with the processing of finds, a requirement for all Team Members. Depending on daily needs, afternoon work will last between 1 and 2 hours.
Daily Dig Schedule
|04:30||Suggested Wake-Up Time: You are responsible for getting yourself up in time|
|05:00-08:30||Work on site!|
|09:00-11:00||Work on site!|
|11:15-13:00||Work on site!|
|After Lunch||Free Time! Rest, Use the Wi-Fi, shop at Abu Gosh.|
|18:00-19:00||Lecture Program (TBA)|
|20:00-21:00||Lecture Program (TBA)|
|21:00||End of the Day!|