Mapping Israel one foot at a time
The Israel Antiquities Authority seeks to precisely map every historical and archaeological site west of the Jordan. The project, which began in 1964, is due to end - if at all - in a few decades.
At 4:30 A.M. every Friday, archaeologist Adam Zertal leaves his home at Kibbutz Ein Shemer, drives to Megiddo Junction, picks up volunteers and continues into Samaria in the West Bank. They reach their destination and begin walking - their eyes peeled to the ground. They scour the soil until 4 P.M.