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Dolmens in the Levant

Dolmens in the Levant

1st Edition

James A. Fraser
January 24, 2018

When Western explorers first encountered dolmens in the Levant, they thought they had discovered the origins of a megalithic phenomenon that spread as far as the Atlantic coast. Although European dolmens are now considered an unrelated tradition, many researchers continue to approach dolmens in the...

The Excavations of Beth Shemesh, November-December 1912

The Excavations of Beth Shemesh, November-December 1912

1st Edition

Duncan MacKenzie, Shlomo Bunimovitz, Zvi Lederman, Nicoletta Momigliano
July 18, 2016

In 1909 the Scottish archaeologist Duncan Mackenzie, Sir Arthur Evans’s right-hand man on the excavations of the legendary ‘Palace of Minos’ at Knossos since 1900, was appointed ‘Explorer’ of the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF). From the spring of 1910 until December 1912 he was engaged in...

Villain or Visionary?: R. A. S. Macalister and the Archaeology of Palestine

Villain or Visionary?: R. A. S. Macalister and the Archaeology of Palestine

1st Edition

Samuel R. Wolff
August 28, 2015

R.A.S. Macalister is an important but controversial figure in the history of Palestinian archaeology. This volume celebrates the centennial of the publication of his excavations at Tel Gezer (1912), conducted under the auspices of the PEF. This excavation was the most ambitious one of its time in...

Tourists, Travellers and Hotels in 19th-Century Jerusalem: On Mark Twain and Charles Warren at the Mediterranean Hotel

Tourists, Travellers and Hotels in 19th-Century Jerusalem: On Mark Twain and Charles Warren at the Mediterranean Hotel

1st Edition

Rupert L. Chapman, Iii
September 30, 2013

Jerusalem was a constant focus in the hearts and minds of all pilgrims and tourists travelling to the Holy Land in the nineteenth century, but knowing exactly where they might get clean and decent accommodations on arrival was of the utmost importance. This volume is a study of the rise of...

The Levant in Transition: No. 4

The Levant in Transition: No. 4

1st Edition

P.J. Parr
February 15, 2009

The latter part of the 3rd millennium BC witnessed severe dislocations in the social, economic and political structures of the lands at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea - the Levant. In the south, in what is now Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan, hitherto thriving urban centres...

Mapping Jordan Through Two Millennia

Mapping Jordan Through Two Millennia

1st Edition

John R. Bartlett
July 01, 2008

This book shows how travellers and scholars since Roman times have put together their maps of the land east of the River Jordan. It traces the contribution of Roman armies and early Christian pilgrims and medieval European travellers, Crusading armies, learned scholars like Jacob Ziegler,...

Stone Vessels in the Levant

Stone Vessels in the Levant

1st Edition

Rachael Thyrza Sparks
November 23, 2007

Examining stone vessels in the Levant during the 2nd millennium BC, the author explores the links between material culture and society through a comprehensive study of production and distribution. Extensively illustrated with 100 drawings, maps and charts, this volume includes a full object...

The Hellenistic Paintings of Marisa

The Hellenistic Paintings of Marisa

1st Edition

David M. Jacobson
November 23, 2007

In early June 1902, John Peters, an American theologian, and Hermann Thiersch, a German classical scholar, were alerted to the discovery of two painted burial caves at Marisa/Beit Jibrin, less than 40 miles (62 km) by road southwest from Jerusalem. Tomb robbers had, a short time previously, forced...

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