Monthly Archives: March 2014

Summer Field School: Excavate at Akko in Israel

Akko -- Three ImagesWould you like to take a 2-credit archaeological excavation course (CLCV 300) this summer? The link to the Trinity website for the dig is http://www.trincoll.edu/UrbanGlobal/StudyAway/Summer/Pages/Akko-Summer.aspx. The precise fee has not yet been determined, but will probably be around $6000 and includes tuition, room, all meals (unless you choose to eat out occasionally at one of Akko’s many great restaurants), field trips, equipment, supplemental insurance, laundry, sheets, towels, cleaning, and the end-of-season party at local restaurant. We stay at the Israeli Naval Academy in dorm rooms that are air-conditioned quads, each with a private bathroom.Photo from Evan Taylor -- Jesse and Zach at Dinner

You might also like to look at our photographer’s slideshow from this past summer:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B85EgFpzQNTTSGVCbjVrX1pvNHM/edit?pli=1

Akko — Acre in the Middle Ages — is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the world. It has yielded material dating from the early Bronze Age through Greek and Roman antiquity and the Middle Ages to the present.

2014 dates:
Student arrival date at Nautical Academy: Sunday June 29th (departing from the US on Saturday June 28th) Student departure date from Nautical Academy: Saturday July 26th.

For questions, contact Martha Risser (martha.risser@trincoll.edu)

Collapse at Pompeii

Down Pompeii: emergency meeting called after collapses in ancient city

Reuters in RomeĀ  theguardian.com, Sunday 2 March 2014 11.32 EST

Damaged tomb wall in Pompeii

The damaged wall of a tomb at the ancient ruins of Pompeii, near Naples in southern Italy.
Photograph: Mario Laporta/AFP/Getty Images

Italy‘s culture minister demanded explanations on Sunday after more collapses this weekend in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii raised concerns about the state of one of the world’s most treasured archaeological sites…. read on here.