Digging with Trent and Rebekah
While Rebekah has been digging to her heart’s content in the Grid 16 step trench, I have been mostly working in Grid 20, which we affectionately refer to as the “Snake Tower.” As you can imagine, this name has a purpose. It’s not that it looks like a snake or has some meaningful historical origin, but in recent times a snake or two was spotted when it was being surveyed for excavation, and as with nicknames, it caught on.
So how does this grid and it’s architecture factor into the history of Ashkelon? The majority of what you see in the photo is Islamic era construction, some of it possibly Crusader. This is much later than most of the history we have focused on in this blog related to Ashkelon (apart from historical overviews). The grids we were in last year…
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