February 26, 20120
September 30, 20110
Plans are beginning for the 2012 Season. We will be excavating Building Beta in the western zone, and we will be exposing another section of the House of Tyche. Explore the “Volunteer Info” menu above for full details. Click “Dig Registration” when you are ready to sign up. We hope to see you at Sussita. Click here to download a brochure and poster.
July 31, 20110
Listen to Dr. Mark Schuler discuss the 2011 season with KFUO radio host Roland Lettner on the Studio A program broadcast on Thursday 28 July. Click here for the archive. FYI, it was midnight in Israel when the program went on the air.
July 29, 20110
After four weeks of work, the archaeology team from Concordia University has successfully completed its work in two excavation zones.
In the Northeast Zone, the team uncovered a dramatic entrance to the garden of the House of Tyche graced by an inscription.
From this entry, the ancient visitor would turn south and pass through a doorway into the Entrance Hall of the house, where another inscription would hail the visitor, “Enter for good.”
In the Southwest Zone, the team excavated the Building Alpha complex by digging through 2.5 m of heavy fill. In its final stage, the structure had four rooms: two the the east separated by a window wall,
and two on the west, divided by a central wall.
Interestingly, no doorway to the exterior exists from this level and no evidence of a staircase survives.
Watch for more detail and an interim report in the weeks ahead.
Thanks to students and volunteers for their hard work, and to our readers and followers for their support.