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3. The Evaluation of F.J. Bliss and A. Dickie's Work in Jerusalem in the Light of Recent Excavations

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1. Title Title of document 3. The Evaluation of F.J. Bliss and A. Dickie's Work in Jerusalem in the Light of Recent Excavations - Exploring the Holy Land
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Ronny Reich; University of Haifa; Israel
3. Subject Discipline(s) Archaeology; History
4. Subject Keyword(s) Jerusalem; PEF; F.J. Bliss; A. Dickie; Tyropoeon Valley; City of David
5. Subject Subject classification History and Archaeology of the Holy Land
6. Description Abstract F.J. Bliss and A. Dickie excavated on behalf of the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF), on the southern outskirts of Jerusalem, in the years 1894-1897. The excavators directed their activities to Mount Zion, to the Tyropoeon Valley and to the southern part of the south-eastern hill, identified with the City of David, with the aim to locate the southern city walls of Jerusalem. The excavations made some important discoveries, among which should be mentioned city-walls of the Second Temple period, as well as from the Byzantine period; the main street of the city, paved in stone, with the main drain under it, from the Second Temple period, along the Tyropoeon Valley; the Siloam Church and parts of the Byzantine Pool of Siloam on the southern tip of the City of David, and additional discoveries.
The present author has conducted excavations in the City of David and in the Tyropoeon Valley to the west of it in the years 1995-2010. Some of the excavation areas were located adjacent to those covered by Bliss and Dickie, and some even congruent to them. This paper evaluates Bliss and Dickies work, discoveries and conclusions in the light of the discoveries and conclusions of the author's excavations.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 25-Feb-2019
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.34540
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Exploring the Holy Land
16. Language English=en en
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Middle East
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