Updated: Jun 26, 2018
Today we concluded our first week of excavations. We continue to work down through Crusader and Byzantine remains. Vestiges of the past are unearthed frequently. The finds today include the base to a delicate Roman glass vessel, many mosaic pieces belonging to the Byzantine church of Peter and Andrew, lead weights used for fishing nets (Bethsaida's main industry was fishing in the nearby lake), and many Roman and Byzantine coins (17 found this week). We are well positioned to make good progress in the next three weeks as we seek to uncover the city's past.
— R. Steven Notley