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An Intriguing Hill

Since moving to Eli, I have become intrigued by one particular hill. When I go on walks in Eli, I can see it on the other side of the valley. I drive right past it each time I go to Ariel. It is a small round hill covered with agricultural terracing and planted with olive…

Shiloh Pottery Restoration, Part 2

This week, we continued working on the restoration project that we started last week. We worked on three jars: “the twins” and “the other one,” which, by the way, finally has a name. We named it “Bob” in honor of the gentleman who came to help, but mostly just kept us amused with his ready…

Shiloh Pottery Restoration

When we excavated at Shiloh this past summer, we found a Middle Bronze Age storage room with multiple smashed jars in it. We saved all the pieces, and now we are trying to put them back together. Together with Leah, our pottery restorer, and Tim, the square supervisor who excavated the jars, I planned a…

New Secure the Harvest Interview

I recently had the opportunity to do another interview with Lindsey at Secure the Harvest. This one is called History of Ancient Biblical Site: Tel Shiloh with Abigail Leavitt, and it is the first of a three part series. Keep an eye out for the next episodes! I also just added a new page to…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Abigail. I’m the assistant director of the Shiloh excavations in Israel and a PhD student at Ariel University. I love exploring, digging, and finding cool old stuff. I especially like caves, tunnels, and caverns

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