The AP has a nothing-else-to-report-today article about the Israeli excavations in the City of David, focusing particularly on the political aspects. The thesis of the article is summed up in this paragraph:
Israel says it’s reconnecting with its ancient heritage. Palestinians contend the archaeology is a political weapon to undermine their own links to Jerusalem.
The article interviews both sides, though it’s not in-depth enough to satisfy either side. My contribution to the story is a photograph of the City of David that shows the area sometime in the first half of the 20th century, but without most of the buildings.
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that is an amazing photo!
Is that picture from the Matson collection available on the Library of Congress website? I was looking through that the other day…fascinating stuff. Any other resources like it out there?
Tim – yes, it is from the Matson collection. I’ve been working with those photos for about 3 years now, to create some easier-to-use, subject-related collections on C. I’m hoping to finish this summer. As for other resources, there are those at http://www.LifeintheHolyLand.com and a few others that I’m working on. There are others but none that I know of that are either better or available.