Friday, August 18, 2006

These Campers Get a Chance to Grab a Shovel and Really 'Dig the Past'
August 17, 2006 - Bryan Schwartzman (Jewish Exponent)

Jacob Fischer and Jordan Baum were both hunched over the dirt, intensely examining the ground for hidden artifacts. The excavation had already proved fruitful; the pair of 11-year-olds had uncovered part of an oil lamp, bones (not real ones, Jordan pointed out), shards of pottery and tiles marked with ancient Hebrew script.

Other campers had managed to find charcoal from when the Romans burned down the home of a Jewish family nearly 2,000 years ago.

Not bad for a morning at Ramah Day Camp in Elkins Park.
In Philadelphia, that is, at a simulated archaeological dig.

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