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Archaeological Seminars - Dig for a Day

  • Historical overview of the Beit Guvrin area
  • An archaeological dig in underground caves
  • Sifting of the findings
  • Pottery examination
  • Exciting crawl through unexcavated cave systems
The most amazing family activity of the century!

Dig for a Day is a unique program designed for visitors of all ages.
A rare opportunity which allows you to touch your roots!

Archaeological Seminars is digging in Tel Maresha in the area of Beit Guvrin, the ancestral home of King Herod. Vast underground labyrinths of man-made rooms are being systematically cleaned and give evidence of underground industrial complexes dating from the Hellenistic period.

Remains of olive oil production, weaving installations, water cisterns, and baths confirm a high level of material culture.

The site offers a wealth of discoveries and practical experience for those who want to "dig" but have limited time.

Over the last few decades, thousands of people have participated in the Dig for a Day program and found it to be a rewarding and fun experience!

Weekly Availability
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  • English guidance
  • Equipment needed for the experience
Not included
  • Entrance fee to the Beit Guvrin National Park
Meeting Point
Beit Guvrin Delek gas station
Additional Info
Please wear completely closed sneakers or hiking boots.

We recommend wearing comfortable and casual clothing that can get dirty.


Tuesday and Friday 9:00 or 13:30

Duration: 2.5-3 hrs. (approx.)

Adult (age 15 and up) $31
Child (ages 5-14) $27

Private digs can be arranged Sunday - Friday
up to 10 participants = $450 USD
11-20 participants = $900 USD