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My name is Danny Herman, yet being an archaeologist for many years,  I am known as “Danny the Digger“.

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Presenting Jerusalem from Mount of Olives

I hold a teaching position at the Hebrew University, but am more known as a provider of Private Guided Tours across Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.

Some of the tours are conducted by my team of colleagues, who can also conduct the tours in a wide range of languages.  

Doctor Oz in Israel with Danny the Digger

With Dr. Oz, in Cana

Together we cater many clients, both private and VIP tour projects. Just to name a few: Dr. Oz, Go Daddy’s CEOGoogle’s VP, Apple’s VPSamsung’s President王石 Wang Shi, a few Noble Prize Winners, and even A Nigerian King.. 

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Appearing on “The Watchman” show, TBN

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, $650-$850 for a full day tour + transportation (up to 6 passengers, and depends on mileage). On Shabbath and Holiday ther is a $100 surcharge.

Are we worth it?   Well in 2018 we were awarded, again (for the Eighth time!..), with a “Certificate of Excellence” by “Tripadvisor”!

My Blog

(2/2019) Ring of Pilatus found in Herodium?

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

(1/2019) Evidence of the ark found at Kiryat Yaarim? Or quite the opposite..

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