Schedule for the 2017 Excavation Season at Biblical Shiloh

Overall Schedule: Last Updated 5/10/2016 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)

Wednesday May 18: ABR staff departs from the USA.

Sunday May 21 PM: Check in date for volunteers at the Ritz Hotel. Arrangements may be made for earlier check in at additional cost, but there is no guarantee of room availability. Check with ABR to confirm availability and pricing for early check in.

Sunday May 21: Square Supervisors and Surveyors visit and set up site.

Sunday May 21: Dig Orientation 7-8 PM

Monday May 22-Friday May 26: Dig at Shiloh

Saturday May 27 -Free Day. One week diggers check out AM.

Sunday May 28: Optional Tour to Shiloh, Mt. Gerazim, Mt. Ebal, and Shechem. Cost: $15 to $20 plus entry fees. (Diggers pay for this optional tour in Israel, not in advance).

Monday May 29- Friday June 2: Dig at Shiloh

Saturday June 3: Free Day. Departing diggers check out AM from the Ritz Hotel.

Sunday June 4: Optional tour of Benjamin Plateau with Bill Schlegel of IBEX. Cost: TBA, paid in Israel.

Monday June 5 - Friday June 9: Dig at Shiloh

Saturday June 10: Departing diggers check out AM from the Ritz Hotel.

Sunday June 11: TBA Touring

Monday June 12-Friday June 16 Dig at Shiloh

Saturday June 17- Departing diggers check out AM from the Ritz Hotel. Free day for post-dig tour participants.

Sunday June 18-Saturday June 24 AM: Post Dig Touring with Dr. Scott Stripling.

Daily Dig Schedule

4:15 AM Breakfast
4:45 AM Load Bus
4:59:59 AM Depart for Site- bus ride includes a daily devotional and songs of praise.
5:30 AM Start Digging
10:30 AM Lunch on site
1:30 PM Leave Site
2:30 PM Pottery Washing
3:30-7PM Rest, Free Time, Dinner at the Ritz Hotel
7-8 PM Evening Biblical Teaching as scheduled

Biblical Teaching Schedule 7-8 pm:  Subject to Change

May 21 (Sunday) – Orientation (Staff)
May 22 (Monday) – 
May 23 (Tuesday) –
May 24 (Wednesday) – 
May 25 (Thursday) – 
May 26 (Friday) – 
May 29 (Monday) –
May 30 (Tuesday) –
May 31 (Wednesday) – 
June 1 (Thursday) –
June 2 (Friday) –
June 5 (Monday) –
June 6 (Tuesday) –
June 7 (Wednesday) – 
June 8 (Thursday) –
June 9 (Friday) –
June 12 (Monday) -
June 13 (Tuesday) -
June 14 (Wednesday) -
June 15 (Thursday) -
June 16 (Friday) - Debriefing (Staff)

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