Great Family Activity
Participate in an actual excavation in underground caves from the time of the Maccabees and tour through the ancient subterranean city of Maresha. Excavations are at the Hellenistic or Second Temple Period.
Begin with the excavation and then continue on a tour of the cave complexes where you may see an olive press, water cisterns and columbaria. Finish at the pottery shed where you will see examples of the most important and rare finds.
The wonderful mix of historical, educational and hands-on activities makes it an ideal experience for families – the highlight of your trip to Israel!
The Dig is a year round activity – rain or shine as it takes place underground. The cave tour (the crawl) following the dig, involves crawling and sliding through tight spaces. Children under the age of 5 along with those who do not want to participate in the cave tour will wait above ground.
What To Wear?
Wear clothes that can get dusty or dirty. Closed shoes are required. No Crocs or sandals.
What To Bring?
Water, camera and a hat.
Where is it Located?
Beit Guvrin National Park.
How Long Does it Take?
What Tools Will We Use?
Excavation tools are provided.