Excavations at Shiloh
A news report in February stated that Tel Shiloh was to receive $4 million in government and private funding for developing the antiquities site. Recent visits to the site reveal that the money is being spent on several excavation areas, the improvement of paths, and the construction of a new observation platform.
I am especially interested in excavations on the northern side of the site, in the relatively flat area where scholars have speculated that the tabernacle may have once rested.
View from summit of potential area of tabernacle
Excavations on northern side of Shiloh
Excavation square on northern side of Shiloh
Cuttings in bedrock on northern side of Shiloh
Excavations continue on the western side of the tell where they have discovered a Byzantine olive press.
Excavations on western side
Olive press from Byzantine period
On top of the summit, work has proceeded since last year on a new viewing deck.
Viewing platform under construction, April 2012