Can You Dig It?

Gezer 2012 – Update Fourteen

By Gary D. Myers

Big breakthrough at the Gezer dig


On Tuesday, June 12 at approximately 8 a.m. the Gezer Dig team discovered a large open area in the natural cavern. The open area is approximately 26 feet wide and 30 feet long and more than 6 feet high at its highest point. Upon inspection of the opening, Dr. Dan Warner, Dr. Jim Parker and Dr. Tsvika Tsuk were able to determine that the cavern is natural rather than man-made.

The find was a major milestone in the three-year dig. This is a great day for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.