My name is Danny Herman, yet being an archaeologist for many years, I am known as “Danny the Digger“.
Some of the tours are conducted by my team of colleagues, who can also conduct the tours in a wide range of languages.
Together we cater many clients, both private and VIP tour projects. Just to name a few: Dr. Oz, Go Daddy’s CEO, Google’s VP, Apple’s VP, Samsung’s President, 王石 Wang Shi, a few Noble Prize Winners, and even A Nigerian King..
Occasionally I also appear on various international Media Productions. See a demo of presenting Beit She’an to “The Watchman” Erick Stakelbeck:
Interested in a tour?
See above samples of multi-day tours, or below a selection of a single-day tours:
How long is a tour?
We work on a daily basis, and for about 10 hours.
Where do we Meet?
It’s a private tour!. We meet at your hotel, or where ever you want!.
What is the cost?
Unfortunately it is hard to cash livestock, gold ingots, or even Saracean slaves any more.. :-). Being so, the cost is $600 USD for a day tour by foot.
For a tour + transportation I charge $650-$850 (up to 5-6 passengers, and depends on mileage).
On Shabbath and Holiday ther is a $100 surcharge.
Are we worth it?
Well in 2019 we were awarded, again (for the Ninth time!..), with a “Certificate of Excellence” by “Tripadvisor”!.
And on “Google My Business” we have also received over 200 reviews, all with raving reviews (!).
Want to “Extreme” the tour?
Check out one of the many optional additional activities that can be included (for an extra cost..):
A chance meeting between Dr. Ilan Abeksis and I led to a set of audio recordings (podcast) about Jesus, the Bible and Archaeology. True that it is all in Hebrew, but eventually it will also be recorded in English.. one day.. Here are the chapters loaded so far – https://dannythedigger.com/lama
Am so happy to honored to recieve the “Certificate of Excellence” again!. For the 8th year!! :-). And its no longer just me. We’re a team!. Fredi Wiesner, Pini Refael, Edan Geva, Moshe Gross, James Elgrod, and many more. All striving to provide the same – the best touring experience possible of the Holy Land! Thank you all, and stay tuned for the new company soon to air – “Israel Premium Tours“!.
Located in the center of the lower Galilee, Sepphoris was founded in Hellenistic times, and was heavily expanded in the first century CE. Joseph, the (step) father of Jesus, may have been employed in the construction of the city. In the late third century CE Sepphoris was also the seat of the Jewish Rabbinical court (the “Sanhedrin”), as well where the important book of Jewish Law (the “Mishnah”) was codified. But in the Byzantine period, both the Sanhedrin was moved to Tiberias, and eventually outlawed, and the Pagan temples of Sepphoris, like in all the Roman Empire, were abolished, and
Jerusalem in the time of the Old Testament was based mostly around the Gihon spring, in the area called now “City of David” or by local Arabs – “Silwan”. It is a narrow slope descending from the Temple Mount down to the meeting point of the Kidron and the Hinnom valleys. Since the 1980’s an ongoing excavation and development project is held at the site by “Elad” organization, yielding numerous exciting discoveries, from different periods. The latest discovery relates to the last years of Jerusalem, before the violent destruction of the city by the Babylonians, in 586 BCE. The
In 1969 Prof. G. Foerester of the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University conducted archaeological excavations at Herodium / Herodion, a fortified desert palace complex built by King Herod in the first century and named after him. Among the hundreds of artifacts uncovered in these excavations was a copper alloy sealing ring left in a destruction layer of the site that dates to year 71 CE and attributed to the Roman conquest of the site. The finds were all stored at the Hebrew University, yet recently the ring was cleaned and re-examined, and proved to bear an image of
Kiryat Ye’arim is mentioned in the Bible as a Judahite town situated near Jerusalem during the period of the judges and King David (11th and 10th centuries BCE) According to the first Book of Samuel (ch. 7), the Ark of the Covenant was stored at Kiryat Ye’arim for 20 years after it was returned from the Philistines, who had captured it in a battle at Eben-haezer, yet later were smitten with disease. The text says the ark was stored “in the house of Avinadab in the hill” before King David conveyed it to his new capital of Jerusalem after uniting