|Popular Shiloh tour guide |
Yisrael Ben-Arye, who guides
in at least three languages,
Hebrew, Russian and English
It begins with a very informative tour of the site, which has now become one of the most popular and recommended archeological sites in Israel. There were two basic tours. One was for newcomers to the site, and the other was for repeat visitors which gave us updates on the newest discoveries. As a very frequent visitor to Shiloh Hakeduma, I must say that the management of Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh, is always working to bring in archaeological crews and set things up so that visitors will always have something new and interesting to see.
The participants were very serious and studious, constantly taking notes. I must admit that even though I had taken along a pad and pen, I just listened.
There are a couple of reasons for this. One is that Avital Sela, the director of Shiloh Hakeduma, is doing a stupendous job getting recognition and backing from all of the government departments. Another very important reason is that Shiloh is fully recognized as the Biblical, the Ancient Shiloh. It qualifies by:
- scientifically proven archaeological finds
- location is mentioned in recognized history book, the Bible
- there's a long-standing custom of calling the location Shiloh
|Reut Ben-Arye, archeologist,|
who reported on the latest
discoveries at Tel Shiloh