The "4th International Festival of Light in the Old City of Jerusalem" is in full swing.
This animated line of dig "volunteers" swinging buckets of excavated dirt from one to another was my favorite part!
It looked so life-like I wanted to join them!
Enlarge the photo and you can find the one guy down on the ladder, heaving the heavy buckets up over his head.
Meanwhile projectors went on and off, highlighting different areas of the big dig going on at the Givati Parking Lot.
It's just outside the Old City wall, next to the City of David.
Adding to the atmosphere was the background music--the clicking of many small pickaxes on ancient stones.
From time to time pictures of the discovered treasures lit up the back wall.
These scenes in the quiet Jerusalem night were heartwarming; I felt proud and lucky to be an archaeology worker in Jerusalem.
This best part of the Light Festival could very well be an illustration of what archaeologists dream about at night.