American Bryan Kovach is excited to share his new discovery and help researchers understand more about the history and culture of Hazor, one of the largest biblical archaeological sites in Israel.
When American Bryan Kovach agreed to volunteer for an excavation north of the Sea of Galilea last week, he had no idea he would personally uncover one of the most historic archeological discoveries in the Middle East.
Last Monday morning, during the dig in Tel-Hazor – the largest Biblical-era site in Israel, as well as a UNESCO Heritage Site – Kovach found a large limestone fragment of an Egyptian statue depicting an ancient official’s foot.
Only the lower part of the statue, measuring 45cm. by 40cm., survived, representing the crouching foot standing on a square base, in which a few lines in Egyptian hieroglyphic script are inscribed, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced on Monday.
“It’s really wonderful,” Kovach said. “It was an amazing event, and it’s the kind of thing that would make me want to come back and dig some more, and share my experiences to help tell the story of this region.”