Archaeology, Heritage and Ethics in the Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem : Darkness at the End of the Tunnel

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Kletter , R 2019 , Archaeology, Heritage and Ethics in the Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem : Darkness at the End of the Tunnel . Routledge , Abingdon . https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429031311

Title: Archaeology, Heritage and Ethics in the Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem : Darkness at the End of the Tunnel
Author: Kletter, Raz
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology



Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2019
Language: eng
Number of pages: 354
ISBN: 978-0-367-14335-0
978-0-429-03131-1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429031311
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/311197
Abstract: This volume is a critical study of recent archaeology in the Western Wall Plaza area, Jerusalem. Considered one of the holiest places on Earth for Jews and Muslims, it is also a place of controversy, where the State marks ‘our’ remains for preservation and adoration and ‘theirs’ for silencing. Based on thousands of documents from the Israel Antiquities Authority and other sources, such as protocols of planning committees, readers can explore for the first time this archaeological ‘heart of darkness’ in East Jerusalem. The book follows a series of unique discoveries, reviewing the approval and execution of development plans and excavations, and the use of the sites once excavation has finished. Who decides what and how to excavate, what to preserve – or ‘remove’? Who pays for the archaeology, for what aims? The professional, scientific archaeology of the past happens now: it modifies the present and is modified by it. This book ‘excavates’ the archaeology of East Jerusalem to reveal its social and political contexts, power structures and ethics. Readers interested in the history, archaeology and politics of the Israeli– Palestinian conflict will find this book useful, as well as scholars and students of the history and ethics of archaeology, Jerusalem, conservation, nationalism and heritage.
Subject: 615 History and Archaeology
Archaeology
Heritage
heritage management
history of archaeology
Cultural heritage
Israel
Palestine
Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Jerusalem
ethics
Conservation politics
politics
Nationalism
East Jerusalem
orphan heritage
Lingua
Excavations (Archaeology)
tunneling
Biblical Archaeology
Mamluk
Ottoman
Iron Age
Herod
Roman
Temple
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