BAR 36:01, Jan/Feb 2010
28 Years Later Couple Recalls Finding “Lost Ark”
It’s been 28 years since we finished our excavations at Nabratein and we’ve just published our final report, a hefty volume of 472 pages.1 Twenty-eight years may seem like a very long time; but for us, it seems like yesterday. We retain wonderful and vivid memories of our two seasons at Nabratein, the last of four sites that we excavated in Upper Galilee.
The highlight of the excavation of Nabratein was the discovery of a large, beautiful fragment of the pediment of the Holy Ark from the site’s Roman-period synagogue. The excitement of that discovery, which coincided with the appearance …