I am thankful to report that I arrived home safely last evening from Amman, Jordan. Every flight was on time, and the flights from Amman and Frankfurt had a few seat available; there was no one sitting next to me. What a joy!
Lots to do to catch up. Uploads to WordPress are working correctly from my home computer, so I am posting this composite panorama of the site of ancient Jericho. The view is toward the east. The mountains of transjordan can be seen to the left of the tell. I hope to have more photos and information to share in the days to come.