The excavations at Tell Ta’yinat in Southeastern Turkey are among the most exciting and significant of the several exciting and significant excavations currently in the field. Timothy Harrison, Project Director, has just announced Friends of Tayinat. Friends of Tayinat is, of course, a fund raising organization but it also looks like fun will be part of the fund raising. Excavation, publication, and conservation are expensive! While I’m sure the Friends of Tayinat would be pleased to attract several additional big supporters, this effort appears to be targeted at those with modest means and abnormal interests. If you are interested, you can learn more at the Tayinat Archaeological Project website.