Megiddo Expedition

Megiddo, world-renown and celebrated, is the jewel in the crown of Biblical archaeology. Strategically perched above the Jezreel Valley, it guards the most important land route in the Ancient Near East--the Via Maris leading from Egypt to Mesopotamia. Megiddo dominated international traffic for over 6000 years--from c.7000 BCE through the Biblical era--and today is considered one of Israel’s most significant archaeological sites. As a World Heritage Site, Megiddo’s many monuments dating to the times reflected in the Bible offer everyone a special opportunity to view study and enjoy the ancient biblical world.

 

Excavations in Bronze and Iron Age areas of the tel will be underway from June 23 to August 2, 2018. You are welcome to register for the first session, June 23rd-July 12th, or the second session, July 14th-August 2nd, or for the full 6 weeks.
Participants from all over the world and all walks of life are welcome to apply! Come for the full four weeks or customize the duration of your stay. Both undergraduate and graduate students can earn 3 or 6 Tel Aviv University Credits. An optional Pre-Season Tour of Sites in Northern Israel is also Available! The team will enjoy the tranquility of the countryside in brand-new housing facilities at Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek situated just down the road from Megiddo. Rooms are fully air conditioned, have a private bathroom, and kitchenette. Volunteers have access to kibbutz facilities such as the swimming pool and grocery store.

 

 

**We welcome participants for shorter stays. Contact Team Member Coordinator, Margaret Cohen for details: dig.megiddo@gmail.com.

 

***All costs on this site include a 3% online processing fee.