TROY students return to Ashkelon archeological expedition in Israel

TROY - For the seventh year, a group from Troy University will spend part of the summer in Israel working with a team of scholars and students excavating the ancient seaport city of Ashkelon.

Six TROY students, under the direction of anthropology professor Dr. Bill Grantham, will spend June 6 through July 18 working and learning alongside top scholars in the fields of Near Eastern and biblical archaeology. The expedition is part of TROY's partnership, in its sixth year, with Harvard University, Wheaton College, Boston College and the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon.

Located on a 150-acre site alongside the Mediterranean in southern Israel, the Ashkelon area is home to at least 20 ancient cities dating from at 3500 B.C. to 1500 A.D. Canaanite, Philistine, Babylonian, Persian, Phoenician and Israeli civilizations are reflected in the strata of the excavation.

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