Just Past? The Making of Israeli Archaeology

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First ever published monograph on the history of Israeli Archaeology; deals with the 1950s-60s; including: damage to antiquities and sites in the 1948 war; the establishment of the Israeli Dept of Antiquities; the power struggles between it, the Hebrew University and the GTC (Governmental Tourist Company); the use of relief work; the establishment of the Israel Museum from US Intelligence Funds; the fate of Rockefeller Museum and plans of dividing it between Israel and Jordan; growing cocumbers on tells and plans to excavate the Geniza of the ARI Synagogue in Safad.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherEquinox Publishing
Number of pages352
ISBN (Print)1845530853
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • history of archaeology
  • Israel
  • Palestine
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • nationalism
  • heritage
  • Politics and culture

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