Living barely a mile from one of Israel's most exciting archaeological sites, Shiloh Hakeduma, the proven site of the Biblical Tabernacle, has its advantages. Wearing a serious sunhat and well-slathered with sunscreen, I was as prepared as I could be to work in the dig.
And of course just like any professional and/or amateur archaeologist, I had been hoping to find "something" that would make the boss/supervisor/head of site smile with interest. Pieces of jugs and bowls are rather old hat ordinary for someone like me, who has been in Shiloh for thirty-five 35 years.
But the truth is that even I was surprised to find something even more interesting, this knife piece. I'm waiting to hear of its significance. When it was passed to Reut Ben-Arye, the head archaeologist, she came back very excited and asked who had found it. "ME!" I happily said.
Will I volunteer again? I hope so, Gd willing.