Wadi Hamam Excavations
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What to Pack?
  • Comfortable work clothes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Closed in work shoes
  • Something warm for the evenings
  • Toiletries
  • Alarm clock
  • Camera
  • Swim suit (the Sea of Galilee is literally across the street from the site and the water might not be too cold)
  • Work gloves will be provided, but you may bring your own if you prefer
  • Some people find it more comfortable to work with knee pads, bring your own
  • Fresh water is carried up to the site and it is very important that you drink a lot. Dehydration is a common problem for people who are not used to the Israeli climate. It is a good idea to bring your own water bottle which you can keep at your side at all times during the day and fill it up as needed
* Please make sure to have your international medical insurance in order before leaving home.

Getting Around
From the Ben Gurion Airport, you may take a service taxi to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, or the train which runs from the airport to Tel Aviv and Haifa. From these major cities it is not a problem to take a bus to Tiberias. From Tiberias you may take a local bus or Taxi to Moshav Arbel (approx. 50 NIS). (Taxi fares from the airport to Moshav Arbel should be about 500 NIS).
If you need help finding the Holiday Homes, please contact Benny Konwitz at: +972-50-528-1911 or +972-50-589-3455.
Please note that buses do not run in Israel during the Sabbath – from late Friday afternoon until Saturday evening.

Bus schedules: www.egged.co.il Train schedules: www.rail.co.il
Volunteers who are planning on staying at the Arbel over the weekend (Friday and Saturday nights) must make the reservations in advance directly with Benny Konwitz (see phone numbers above).

Methods of payment
Payment for your participation will be collected on Monday evenings. Cash is the most preferred means of payment (NIS, USD or Euro). If you cannot pay in cash; U.S. personal checks are also viable options. Please make sure you have your method of payment worked out before arriving at the excavation. We also recommend you verify the validity of your credit card in Israel (especially cards from Australia and New Zealand); it has happened in the past that volunteers have tried to withdraw cash at ATMs and have not been able to.
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