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"Recently, a travel account and 700 photographs came to light by the hand of Leo Boer, a former student of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem who, at the age of 26 in 1953-4 visited many archaeological sites in the area of present-day Israel and the Palestinian Territories. This unique collection of images and essays offers to scholars working in the region previously unpublished materials and interpretations as well as new photographs. For students of archaeology, ancient or Biblical history and theology it contains both a detailed archaeological historiography and explores some highly relevant, specific themes. Finally, the superb quality of Boer's photography provides an unprecedented insight into the archaeological landscape of post-war Palestine for anyone interested in Biblical history and archaeology"--Provided by publisher.

Title Archaeology in the land of "tells and ruins" : a history of excavations in the Holy Land inspired by the photographs and accounts of Leo Boer / edited by Bart Wagemakers.
Co-Author Boer, Leo, 1926-2009 (photographer)
Publisher Oxford
Philadelphia : Oxbow Books
Creation Date 2014
Content List of contributors -- Preface / Jürgen Zangenberg -- A chance meeting in a museum / Bart Wagemakers -- Chronological table -- Leo Boer, a Dutch student in the Near East (1953-1954) / Bart Wagemakers -- One hundred and fifty years of excavating Jerusalem / Margreet L. Steiner -- An archaeological historiography of Khirbet et-Tell and the ongoing search for the Biblical city of [.i] / Lucas P. Petit -- A visitor at Samaria and Sebaste / Shimon Gibson -- Israelite Samaria : head of Ephraim and Jerusalem's elder sister / Ron E. Tappy -- Archaeological campaigns at Shechem (1913-1973) / Edward F. Campbell, Jr -- Tell Balata Archaeological Park project : fieldwork in 2010-2011 / Gerrit van der Kooij and Hamdan Taha -- Heritage management at Tell Balata / Monique H. van den Dries -- The archaeological expeditions to Tell es-Sultan (1868-2012) / Maura Sala -- I.W. Cornwall at Tell es-Sultan : pioneer in archaeothanatology / Fanny Bocquentin and Bart Wagemakers -- The archaeology of Khirbet Qumran / Joan E. Taylor -- Qumran archaeology and science : a trans-disciplinary combination that bore fruit / Jan Gunneweg -- The archaeology of Caesarea Maritima / Kenneth G. Holum -- A visit to Tel Megiddo in the spring of 1954 / Norma Franklin -- A note on Boer's visit to the Roman city of Bet She'an / Yoram Tsafrir and Benjamin Arubas -- The Roman theatre at Nysa-Scythopolis (Bet She'an) / Gabriel Mazor and Walid Atrash -- The history of the excavations at Tel Bet She'an and the regional surveys of the Bet She'an Valley / Nava Panitz-Cohen -- Appendix: List of photographs from the Leo Boer archive.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Format xiv, 264 pages : illustrations
29 cm.
Language English
Identifier ISBN9781782972457
System Number 990036961000205171
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