Archaeological excavations conducted by Mac began at Omrit, northern Israel, in May 1999. Omrit is located at the northern part of the Hulah Valley, where the Golan Heights and the Upper Galilee meet the Lebanese and Syrian borders. Ancient Omrit rests upon a bluff overlooking the Hulah Valley and is on the ancient Roman road to Damascus. A fire in this region in August 1998 exposed this previously unexplored archaeological site. Surveys by the Israel Antiquities Authority confirmed that Omrit is likely to be a site of great historical importance. Classics professor J. Andrew Overman takes a group of students to Omrit every summer to help with the dig.

July 21 2015

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