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SHILOH Spring 2023 Excavation

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. THE HOTEL IS FULL. Contact us at with inquiries. March 10, 2023


All subject to change without notice (UPDATED 02/14/2023)

We are looking for those who wish to join us as volunteer participants (no experience needed!) in what is likely to be a historic season of digging at ancient Shiloh. Each year ABR also offers Pre-dig and Post-dig Tours of important sites in Israel let by our ABR professional dig staff that you will not want to miss. The tours are open to everyone interested, whether you are a digger during our excavations at Shiloh or not. So the opportunity to tour is open to all!


The Shiloh Spring Excavation will be conducted for 5 weeks with the first four weeks designated for digging and the fifth week is for restoration.
- Participants may choose to join for one, two, three, four, or all five weeks from Sunday [3 PM check in time] to the following Saturday [AM check out time].

Pre & Post-Dig Tours are also available before and after the dates of the Shiloh dig excavations for any interested person as well as offered at reduced prices for any dig participant.
- Tour includes 3 meals, park entrance fees, bus driver tip, bus transport, and hotel.
-  The Excavation and Tour teams will be staying at the RITZ HOTEL, 8 Ibn Khaldoun Street, Jerusalem, Israel.

Itinerary is subject to change without notice.
- Possible tour sites MAY include: Caesarea, Cana, Nazareth, Megiddo, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Beth Shean, Jericho, Qumran, Bethlehem, Elah Valley, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Israel Museum, Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea, Western Wall, Temple Mount, Old City, and Holy Sepulcher.


Pre-Dig Tour: Sat PM 5/13 check in, tour Sun 5/14 AM to Sun 5/21 AM check out (diggers will remain at hotel) CLOSED

Week One Excavation: 5/22 to 5/26 CLOSED

Weekend Tour: Sunday 5/28 (optional, pay in cash in Israel, not part of pricing)

Week Two Excavation: 5/29 to 6/2 CLOSED

Weekend Tour: Sunday 6/4 (optional, pay in cash in Israel, not part of pricing)

Week Three Excavation: 6/5 to 6/9 CLOSED

Weekend Tour: Sunday 6/11 (optional, pay in cash in Israel, not part of pricing)

Week Four Excavation: 6/12 to 6/16 CLOSED

Post-Dig Tour: check in Sat 6/17, tour Sun 6/18 to Mon 6/26 AM check out CLOSED

Week Five Restoration: Sunday 6/18 to Sat 6/24 AM check out

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