Wrapping up at Umm el-Jimal

The Umm el-Jimal Project team is midway through its third week, after which the Calvin students will leave. Some of the things that were accomplished are the writing of a tour pamphlet for future visitors to use, the mapping of House XVII-XVIII, a preservation proposal to be carried out by a working team this summer, The discovery of several new features at House XVII-XVIII, the filming of several ethnographic vignettes from local citizens, and much more!

Amanda Kok preparing for documentation photography.

A partially filled ancient reservoir. This is one of the features the Umm el-Jimal Project hopes to restore to its former use.

Falafel and Shrak bread is the food of choice for the Calvin students.

Dessert at the house of a Druze family in Umm el-Jimal.

Our landlord's four-day-old camel with its mother.

Some Calvin students hard at work!


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