uncovering ancient Jerusalem

Welcome Back!

Dr. Eilat Mazar, director of the Ophel excavation, welcomes you back for Phase 2B and reveals a fascinating find from the very first day of activity in Area B.


  1. Emma says:

    I have missed Dr Mazar and her lovely videos of the dig so to see the site in such a flurry of activity brings tears to the eyes. In such a short space of time, already an exciting discovery. It’s spine tingling. Thank you for taking us on this journey with you.

  2. Harley says:

    Let the dirt fly!

    You know, those white shades you guys have kind of make it look something like circus tents from afar … but I like the change. Keep up the good work.

  3. Dorothy says:

    Been looking every day! so glad to see you all up and working at last. Thank you Dr. Mazar and all the participants, and the video welcome!

  4. David R Negron says:

    Thanks for the welcome and description of what is happening. It is amazing that team has already come across with a finding! Have a happy Sabbath! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. susan garcia says:

    I am almost speechless, what a great sign of things to come (the figurine). So good to see Dr. Mazar looking and sounding so good. It’s seems a long time since I’ve seen her. The site looks beautiful and I’m so happy to be back.

  6. Sharalee says:

    Thanks so much for posting this! Great job to the guys who put it together. It’s really exciting to see all that you are doing. Keep on making us proud!

  7. Cal says:

    It’s fantastic to see the dig is well underway, and with some incredible finds already. I am looking forward to hearing about more of the artifacts coming from this phase. Dig well!

  8. Gab says:

    Man it is good to see these come back up! It is so exciting to see the Ophel excavations continue, way to go students. Keep up the good work and looking forward to more videos and updates!

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