Heels in Huqoq, Israel

I spent much of June at a dry, dusty archaeological excavation site in Israel as part of a journalism class at UNC-Chapel Hill. We were documenting the excavation of a fifth century synagogue that continues to make waves in Judaic history.

The students learned about religious history, journalism, about telling stories and about themselves. And most of them learned to spell archaeology. (I learned about all those things, too, except for the spelling of archaeology, which I knew.)

The longer stories on the dig itself, and on Jodi Magness, the director of the dig, are especially worth a look.

All of their work is posted here, and we hope some news outlets will pick up the pieces.