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Help uncover history at the Omrit Excavations


Daniel Schowalter

October 20, 2016

There is still space available for the 2017 excavation season at Omrit, May 30-July 2, 2017.

The course fulfills requirements for Carthage Symposium, Global Heritage, and either second course in religion or humanities distribution in classics. Full-time students can take the course either as a summer school course with extra tuition, or as a J-Term if you don’t take a class in January. No prerequisites and no experience is required.

The 19th season of the Omrit Excavations will focus on areas of occupation around a three-phase Roman temple. Students help to uncover the remains of buildings where people lived and worked in the 1st Century BCE through the 13th century CE. Along with Carthaginians, students from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Brown University, the University of Michigan, and the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University will participate.

The study tour includes weekend excursions to sites around the country including a swim in the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Galilee. Requirements include participation in the dig, keeping a learning journal, and regular blog posts.

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