Photo courtesy Dor Excavations

ON THE COVER: Martin Wells, a member of the Dor excavation team, proudly cradles a statue of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, as area supervisor Catherine McGowan looks on. Dor, on the northern coast of Israel, boasts a history stretching back to the 20th century B.C. The limestone statue was found in a late second-century B.C. pit; other items found with it or nearby has led the excavators to suspect that they have found the remnants of a Hellenistic temple, perhaps destroyed by Alexander Jannaeus in about 100 B.C. If you want to help find the foundations of this temple at Dor, or join another dig in Israel or Jordan, turn to “Digs 2004”