Exploring the Holy Land - 150 Years of the Palestine Exploration Fund - David Gurevich

Exploring the Holy Land - 150 Years of the Palestine Exploration Fund - David Gurevich

Marking 150 Years of the Palestine Exploration Fund

Exploring the Holy Land - 150 Years of the Palestine Exploration Fund - David Gurevich

David Gurevich [+-]
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
David Gurevich is an archaeologist and a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of General History of Bar-Ilan University. He was appointed as a Fulbright Scholar in the Harvard University in 2014-5. His academic interests include the Archaeology of Jerusalem, Second Temple Judaism, Israel Studies, and the history of archaeological research.
Anat Kidron [+-]
The Gottlieb Schumacher Institute for the Research of the Christian Presence in Palestine in the Modern Era, under the auspices of the University of Haifa
Anat Kidron is Dean of humanities, Ohalo Academic College, and the academic director of The Gottlieb Schumacher Institute for Research of the Christian Presence in Palestine in the Modern Era, under the auspices of the University of Haifa. Her research focuses on the British Mandatory Palestine and the first years of the State of Israel.

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The Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF) is the oldest exploration society of the Levant which is active today. Since its founding meeting in 1865 in Westminster Abbey of London, the PEF scholars have conducted systematic exploration of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Prominent archaeologists such as C.W. Wilson, C. Warren, C. Schick, C. Conder, W.M.F Petrie, H. Kitchener, and R.A.S Macalister, were sent to dig the Holy Land on behalf of the PEF. A remarkable enterprise carried out by the PEF, in cooperation with the Royal Engineers, was the first precise scientific survey of the region – The Survey of the Western Palestine – which yielded the pioneering high-quality detailed maps of the Holy Land. Marking the 150 years since the PEF emerged, the studies collected in this volume provide a retrospective on the endeavours in the light of the findings of the contemporary archaeological research.

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Gurevich, David; Kidron, Anat. Marking 150 Years of the Palestine Exploration Fund. Exploring the Holy Land - 150 Years of the Palestine Exploration Fund. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-5 Feb 2019. ISBN 9781781797068. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34537. Date accessed: 24 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34537. Feb 2019

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