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Archaeological Seminars Institute - Dig for a Day

Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-586-2011
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bringing history to life!

my kids had so much fun digging up pottery shards, and then climbing through a newly opened site... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jkuruppu
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Truly diggin' the dig

This is a great experience for the whole family. Worth the price because it is a real experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neal Y
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A rare opportunity which allows you to touch your roots. Dig for a Day is a unique program designed for visitors of all ages. The activity includes: archaeological digging, sifting, pottery examination and touring the National Park of Beit Guvrin with an exciting crawl through an unexcavated cave system. Most finds date back to 112 BCE, 2200 years ago!
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  • Average1%
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“beit guvrin” (10 reviews)
“all ages” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-586-2011
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"beit guvrin"
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"pottery shards"
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"all ages"
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"whole family"
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"great activity"
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"bet guvrin"
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"real artifacts"
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"kids and adults"
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"bell caves"
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"degrees cooler"
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"making history come alive"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

my kids had so much fun digging up pottery shards, and then climbing through a newly opened site. the staff were very welcoming, and the experience was educational and fun.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great experience for the whole family. Worth the price because it is a real experience. And a very friendly, helpful staff.

Thank Neal Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 4th time digging at Tel Maresha. Every visit was with a different grandchild and every visit was a “winner”. The opportunity to have a hands on experience unearthing the ancient site and bringing to light a past history was very meaningful as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hands-and-knees real dig for artifacts that helps the non-profit learn more and more about history. We did it at Tel Maresha and loved it.

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

All we can say is it's worth the time and the history lessons, while working the caves and tunnels, are extremely informative ! Combining this with Masada, Tunnels in the old city, etc....give all such historical importance. MISSY was AWESOME. I forgot the other man's...More

Thank czalta
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

First we did a dig in a cave. One in our group found two intact bowls which were considered museum quality. Next a few of us explored another cave which was not for claustrophobics. One hole so tight you had to put your arms down...More

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

We were a family group of 10 adults and 1 teen, and overall we very much enjoyed this experience. Our guide was engaging and informative, and we enjoyed getting our hands dirty in caves. Most of us found pottery shards, and we also found a...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Amazing family fun. Definitely one of the biggest highlights of our trip. The concept is perfect, the itinerary is well designed, and the guide, Missy, is awesome.

Thank JORDAN R
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Informative and fun, hands on experience with knowledgeable and friendly guides. Great experience and different kind of activity on the tour of Israel.

Thank Carolyn H
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Five families from different parts of the world shared this experience of an archaeological dig. The guide was excellent, the kids enjoyed helping each other and sharing. It was dusty, hard work but wonderful fun. Do think about doing it.

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June 17, 2018|
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Response from Devorah D | Reviewed this property |
We met the guides at a gas station outside of Beit Guvrin. I don't think that they arrange transportation for the participants. Groups arrived by car or with their own tour buses. This dig is at Beit Guvrin all year round... More
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Nomi P
March 8, 2018|
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Response from Jill D | Reviewed this property |
The staff spoke all English for our group.
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Nomi P
March 8, 2018|
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Response from EHS216 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Pesach week. Definitely in English.
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