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dig-for-a-day-2Dig for a Day is a unique experience of participating in an actual dig in the underground caves of Maresha.  Combined with adjacent Beit Guvrin, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is unusually rich in finds, especially in its underground city. Most artifacts date to the Hellenistic period and reflect the daily life of a mixed Edomite-Sidonian pagan community.

Experience the thrill of discovering genuine artifacts over 2,000 years old. Pottery and glass shards are common finds; if lucky, you might find the whole jug or oil lamp intact. Bronze coins might also surface when sifting the debris. This activity is perfect for those seeking a genuine adventure of participating in a real archaeological dig but in a limited time.

Registering to “Dig for a Day”

The activity fits all ages and is especially popular among families and youth groups.  Being underground, it takes place year-round (even if it rains), but it must be pre-arranged. The activity takes about 3 hours and can be followed by a guided tour of the underground city of Maresha and Beit Guvrin.

Participating in Dig For a Day can be combined with a guided day tour in the Judean Foothills (the Shephelah).

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