Archaeological Dig and Tour – Save the Date

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary will be sponsoring an archaeological dig and tour of Israel next year. The tentative dates for the trip are May 26 – June 6, 2024. During the first five days of the trip participants will dig at Auja el-Foqa, a site north of Jericho in the Jordan Valley. The site is being excavated by an Israeli archaeologist and an American professor. The seminary took part in digging at the same site back in 2019. It has yielded artifacts from the time of the Israelite monarchy. Participants will spend each night in East Jerusalem and be bussed back and forth to the site each day. There will be free time each late afternoon and early evening for sightseeing in Jerusalem. the second part of the trip will be a five-day tour of other parts of Israel including the Dead Sea, Masada, Galilee, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, and Caesarea.

Professor Bill Tackmier will be leading the trip. If you are interested, please email him with your questions at The approximate cost of the trip, including airfare, hotels, admission to historical sites, and most meals is $4,000.