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A week on an archaeological dig in Israel is a messy but interesting Biblical lesson

by | Apr. 23, 2012

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4 a.m. My eyes feel heavy. Today is my second day of digging.

I'm in Israel for a week-long archaeological dig — not your regular vacation, but one that brought fulfillment and surprisingly more rest than I've gotten sitting on the beach.

Richard Stamps, a professor of anthropology, and Mike Pytlik, a special lecturer of archaeology and Jewish studies at Michigan's Oakland University, each year lead a group of students on a three-week archaeological dig and tour of Israel. Pytlik invited me to go along as a volunteer for a week.

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