Jerusalem: Archaeologists Versus Residents?

  title={Jerusalem: Archaeologists Versus Residents?},
  author={Katharina Galor},
  journal={Review of Middle East Studies},
  pages={203 - 213}
  • K. Galor
  • Published 1 August 2017
  • History
  • Review of Middle East Studies
Very few cities are defined as much by their antiquities as Jerusalem: religiously, culturally, politically, and economically. Erasing the Old City, or at least part of it, as suggested variously by Theodor Herzl and David Ben-Gurion, would have been an act difficult to reverse. The ruins of the past are now recognized and protected as the city's most distinct physical and visual attribute, in which past and present landscapes mingle to project the deceitful image of harmony. That said, this… Expand


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