March 24, 2016
The fragmentary fresco of Tyche, discovered in the Northeast Insula, is on view at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. We recommend a website for the Museums of Israel for a full description of the find.
July 23, 20150
August 22, 20130
Four additional seasons have been planned for the Northeast Insula Project at Hippos of the Decapolis.
2015 – Return with a team to work on the east side (blue area) of the peristyle house.
2016 – Excavation of a small area north of the church and expand work south of the house and church another five meters or until we reach walls (green area). The work in the south will provide a more stable site.
2017 – Finish work in the above areas in first half of the season. Thoroughly clean site and perform a complete digital scan.
2018 – Final season (study season; small team)
July 14, 20130
Well, today we said farewell to John number 2. His season was over after week two; he will be greatly missed the next two weeks. John was amazing with the pick, he could pick like no other, and well, I mean picking the rocks and dirt, unlike Jim Jim who likes to pick his head. Now on a lighter note, Today is our Friday!!!!! We worked like dogs today and we were back on Darryl’s team. He was so excited to have us amazing ladies back and he proved it by netting rock after rock after rock. We made great progress and we’re looking forward to our weekend!