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Download e-book for kindle: Archaeology in the 'Land of Tells and Ruins': A History of by Bart Wagemakers

By Bart Wagemakers

ISBN-10: 1782972455

ISBN-13: 9781782972457

Recently, a go back and forth account and seven-hundred images got here to gentle via the hand of Leo Boer, a former scholar of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem who, on the age of 26 in 1953–4 visited many archaeological websites within the quarter of present-day Israel and the Palestinian Territories. those files encouraged 20 internationally-renowned students – a lot of whom excavated on the websites they describe – to document on what we all know at the present time of 9 specific websites selected from the numerous that Leo Boer visited 60 years in the past: Jerusalem, Khirbet et-Tell (Άi?), Samaria & Sebaste, inform Balata (Shechem), inform es-Sultan (Jericho), Khirbet Qumran, Caesarea, Megiddo, and guess She’an. instead of targeting the heritage of those websites, the individuals describe the heritage of the archaeological expeditions. Who excavated those websites through the years? What have been the categorical goals in their campaigns? What suggestions and techniques did they use? How did they interpret those excavations? What reveals have been so much noteworthy? and eventually, what are the foremost misconceptions held via the previous excavators?
Several subject matters are interwoven among the contributions and variously mentioned, akin to ‘identification of biblical sites’, ‘regional surveys’, ‘underwater archaeology’, ‘archaeothanatology’, ‘archaeology and politics’, ‘archaeology and science’, and ‘heritage management’. This exact selection of photos and essays deals to students operating within the sector formerly unpublished fabrics and interpretations in addition to new images. for college students of archaeology, historic or Biblical background and theology it comprises either a close archaeological historiography and explores a few hugely correct, particular subject matters. eventually, the excellent caliber of Boer’s images presents an extraordinary perception into the archaeological panorama of post-war Palestine for someone drawn to Biblical background and archaeology.

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