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Week 21; Aug 20 - Aug 24
Topic Started: Aug 21 2012, 07:23 AM (730 Views)
SacoHarry
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Thanks for the new Wk 21 post -- I was remiss in getting that up!
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Terrific pictures Terry! What a year, as the site still continues to grow. The pictures really give a look at all that's been done in just really a few short months. Moreover, they've helped me flesh out a new plan for where the digging is, which had gotten a bit out of date. Here's the updated plan first:
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The new area, 11, is site of Justin's tweet of the big masonry & the Period IV (Hadrianic) east-west ditch.
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On to Terry's pictures. First batch:

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Area 4c from extreme southeast looking north

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This is old Area 1 off to the east; standing on the N/S path looking east. Now a convenient backfill site! It looks like the huge N/S wall has been pointed & preserved for viewing.

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This is standing at the northernmost end of 4b, looking south across backfilled 4a in the foreground and the new work extending area 5 to the south to meet the old storehouse (Site XI in Justin's tweets)

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The water tank in area 7, pressed back into service after 1800 years

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Western edge of area 7/8 looking south, at the newly expanded trenches connecting 10 to 8
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And the rest of Terry's:

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More of a close-up of the join between areas 8 and 10, looking south. Looks like tons of drains & ditches, but can't make sense really of what's going on.

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Great overview of all of 7/8 from the NW looking SE. Again, tons of ditches, etc. (Have tried to put the most prominent ones in gray in the plan above)

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Area 9 right next to the temple, from NE corner looking SW. Another apparent aqueduct/drain/ditch in the middle, running E-W.

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The new area 11, from the NE corner looking west-ish. Very large Hadrianic (Period IV) ditch running E-W through it, with a later(?) N-S rubble wall/foundation in the near end.

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Excavation of area 11 in progress. From east looking west.

Terry, thanks so much for these and for all the photos & updates throughout the year. They've been brilliant! For those who would like to see this whole album, including high-res versions, please visit http://opa.cig2.canon-europe.com/s/m/EUGGnxueEDt.
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