Dhiban by the Numbers

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17: Flea bites on my left hand
5: Workmen
3: Words I learned in Arabic (horribly transliterated: Gumu, Suu-on, Harrrr = “get out” “chert” “hot”)
6: Hours of sleep (a good night!)
103: Iron Age, Roman, and Mamluk pot sherds from my trench
16: Tags I filled out for finds
8: Cups of tea consumed by 13:00
38: Guffaws full of rocks and dirt that went out of my trench today
3: Slices of watermelon
2: Dustpans that broke as I was using them
1: Seashell from the Red Sea

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2 responses to “Dhiban by the Numbers

  1. Gotta love watermelon after working in the heat!

  2. Gotta love sugary hot tea while working in the heat!

    (No, seriously, it’s oddly satisfying.)

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