Schedule

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DATES FOR EACH DIG WEEK

Week 1: Arrival, evening of Sunday, August 6th
              Departure, after lunch Friday, August 11th
Week 2: Arrival, evening of Sunday, August 13th
              Departure, after lunch Friday, August 18th
Week 3: Arrival, evening of Sunday, August 20th
              Departure, after lunch Friday, August 25th
Week 4: Arrival, evening of Sunday, August 27th
              Departure, after lunch Friday, September 1st
If you are staying from week to week, your room will still be your room on the Saturday(s) of the relevant weekend(s). So for example, if you are registered for Weeks 1, 2 and 3, you will arrive late in the day on Sunday the 6th and depart after lunch on Friday the 25th. If you have questions about your specific circumstances, email Margaret, dig.kiriathjearim@gmail.com.

Arrival

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.

Departure

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.


Work Week

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!
 08:30-09:00 Buffet breakfast
 09:00-11:00 Work on site!
 11:00-11:15 Break
 11:15-13:00 Work on site!
 13:15 Lunch
 After Lunch Free Time! Rest, Use the Wi-Fi, shop at Abu Gosh.
 16:00-18:00 Afternoon Work
 18:00-19:00 Lecture Program (TBA)
 19:00 Dinner
 20:00-21:00 Lecture Program (TBA)
 21:00 End of the Day!