Courtesy Hanan Eshel

ON THE COVER: Rappelling down the cliff face of Ketef Jericho, near Jericho, a volunteer approaches two gaping mouths of a cave. After entering the upper mouth, the volunteer passed through the cave’s interior to the third, lowest opening, not visible in this photo. From there, he lowered a ladder to his companions, waiting below. During recent excavation of the cave, the archaeological team uncovered a papyrus scroll (inset), one of the oldest ever found in the Holy Land. To learn more about this scroll and other exciting discoveries made in the cave, turn to “How I Found a Fourth-Century B.C. Papyrus Scroll on My First Time Out!”