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City of David Excavation Halted by Court

From Haaretz:

The High Court of Justice issued a temporary restraining order against the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), ordering a halt to an archaeological dig in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, after local Arab residents complained that the excavations were being carried out underneath their homes and without their approval. They claimed that according to the law, the IAA is required to notify property owners if they want to dig under their property. After the suit was filed, the police arrested three of the seven plaintiffs. (Meron Rapoport)

This is a reference to the excavations headed by Ronny Reich and Eli Shukrun in the vicinity of the Pool of Siloam.  This excavation has been covered before here.

HT: Joe Lauer

Siloam street with steps from south, tb021907910
Herodian Street from Pool of Siloam to Temple Mount
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2 thoughts on “City of David Excavation Halted by Court

  1. Hello Todd,

    Been awhile since we’ve talked. Thanks for your continued expertise. I moved my blog recently (www.johndix.typepad.com/) and am rebuilding it a bit. Included a link to your blog as I think my audience would appreciate it. Trust you are doing well. Always remember our time in the Holy Land with gratefulness. Will walk from Talbot with my DMin on May 23rd….. know you are on the same journey – you can do it! John Dix

  2. Hello Todd and greetings from Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Dan Kroeze, graduate Matt Laidlaw and I will be leading a group of 21 to Israel June 7 – 19 and will be looking forward to seeing some of the recent Pool of Siloam digs. Thtanks for your pictures that I view often. Blessings on your work.

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The BiblePlaces Blog provides updates and analysis of the latest in biblical archaeology, history, and geography. Unless otherwise noted, the posts are written by Todd Bolen, PhD, Professor of Biblical Studies at The Master’s University.

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