Our Work in Palestine; An Account of the Different Expeditions Sent Out to the Holy Land by the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. an ... the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fu

 
9780217264839: Our Work in Palestine; An Account of the Different Expeditions Sent Out to the Holy Land by the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. an ... the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fu

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. CAPTAIN WARREN S EXCAVATIONS. The preceding chapters will have prepared the reader for a clear understanding of the main objects of Captain Warren's work in Jerusalem. It was not to consist of mere purposeless digging, though even that alone would have been interesting in such ground. It had for object the determination of those difficult points, without the settlement of which the ancient city can never be understood, and the history of the Bible never completely appreciated. He landed at Jaffa, on February 15, 1867, armed with a vizierial letter from Constantinople to the Pasha of Jerusalem, authorizing him to excavate anywhere, except in the Haram Area, and sites sacred to Christians and Mosletns--an exception of the greatest importance, as it prevented H LAMP, WITH CHRISTIAN INSCRIPTION. him from digging where results would have been certain, and gave the Pasha opportunity to interfere, whenever he thought it prudent, on some vexatious plea of possible damage to the walls of the Haram Area. His party, from first to last, consisted of Sergeant Birtles, and Corporals Phillips, Hancock, Turner, Mackenzie, Cock, Ellis, Hanson, and Duncan. The last of these died in Jerusalem. It is fair to record Captain Warren's often expressed opinion as to the worth and ability of his staff. The work was begun immediately after his arrival, and continued till April, 1870, for a space of three years; when Captain Warren judged that, with the means at his command and the limitation imposed on his powers of excavation, he had done all that could be done in his special work, and returned home. In the autumn of that year appeared the full account of his labours, in the volume entitled the "Recovery of Jerusalem," from which we make our abridgment of his work. We ...

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