Andrea Berlin and Sharon Herbert

The bottle-shaped lower mound of Kedesh (lower right in photo above), rises from the fertile valleys of the far northern Galilee near the Israel-Lebanon border. The site gave excavators Berlin and Herbert an opportunity to explore what it meant to be a border town in 200 B.C.E. Very early in their dig, they uncovered a workroom or storeroom. To help them pinpoint where they should dig next, Berlin and Herbert arranged for a magnetometric survey of the area, which reveals underground features.