Sacred, but not surveyed: Nineteenth‐century surveys of Palestine

  title={Sacred, but not surveyed: Nineteenth‐century surveys of Palestine},
  author={H. Goren},
  journal={Imago Mundi},
  pages={110 - 87}
  • H. Goren
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • Imago Mundi
Abstract Nineteenth‐century Palestine mapping projects based on systematic land surveying reached a peak with the Ordnance Survey of Western Palestine between 1871 and 1877, conducted on behalf of the Palestine Exploration Fund by officers of the British Royal Engineering Corps. Various other nineteenth‐century proposals for an organized survey of the country—some of which bore partial results while others were never implemented—are also presented. The surveying of one region, Mesopotamia… Expand
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