Last year I spent the first half of the year scrimping, saving and scrounging money to attend an archaeological dig at tell es-Safi/Gath in Israel. Part of my trip was funded by a scholarship from the Biblical Archaeology Society, publishers of the magazine Biblical Archaeology Review. I had to write a report on my dig experiences and it has recently been published in the online version of the magazine. The above pic shows myself with co-students Jason and Dean in Jerusalem before we got to the dig, hence clean. See two dig pictures in the article.