Before any new building goes up, the land has to be investigated to see if there are any antiquities below surface worth saving.
Our two areas are where the men are and one up one level, behind that old tower.
This time we must wear green vests and hardhats so the construction workers and the crane operator will hopefully remember we are down there.
The container containing all our equipment arrived at 6:30 this morning.
One of the 30-some workers planted the flag of the Reshut HaAtikot, the Israel Antiquities Authority.
All of the men are Arabs, so I tactfully did not photograph the young man putting up the flag of Israel.
In the foreground is the black netting that was being set up to give us some semi-shade from the hot sun.
I'll let you know what we find. You never know!