Saleh has been working with the Dhiban Excavation Team since 2009 and is back this year to help with excavation.
Saleh graduated with a degree in archaeology, but he has had a hard time finding steady employment, much like other archaeologists in the world. He knows some English and helps me learn Arabic, while I help him with the finer points of English grammar. He’d love to study Hebrew for his PhD, but would also like to get married.
Saleh’s family is from the local Bani Hamida bedouin and he sang his family-specific song today as we cleaned off a section in the hot sun. He also has blingin’ shoes.
He asked me to post about him today, and I did! Marhaba, Saleh. See you tomorrow.