Tel Esur is located 8 miles east of Caesarea, on the entrance to the important Wadi 'Ara pass. This is the largest community excavation in Israel, and our main goal is to expose the local population to the heritage of the region they live in. Our volunteers come from several schools, with religious and non-religious backgrounds, Jewish and Muslim alike. Since 2010 more than 2000 youths and adult volunteers have participated in the dig, directed by Dr. Shay Bar. The main finds include a Middle Bronze Age IIa fortification system; a Late Bronze Age destruction phase; and an 8th Century BCE administrative building. The dates of the dig are September-October annually.