Skip to comments.Buried Treasure That's Kept In The Dark
Posted on 12/25/2006 3:37:02 PM PST by blam
Buried treasure that's kept in the dark
By Meron Rapoport
The first 10 minutes at the excavation site passed in silence. The moment we saw the high walls and the large, well-preserved rooms dug into the ground between the olive trees, the archaeologists in the group started to bound from wall to wall, to delve into the rooms. "This is one of the biggest MBs I've seen," Dr. Rafi Greenberg, an archaeologist from Tel Aviv University, mumbled. "It really is a very impressive MB," another of the archaeologists in the group agreed. Because of their excitement, it took a bit of time to get them to explain. "What's MB?" I asked. "Middle Bronze," they replied, as experts reply to lay people. "Middle Bronze. The Canaanites."
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Very exciting! BTW, I've enjoyed reading your posts over the years....
Merry Christmas Blam!
Thanks and Merry Christmas to you.
I too would like to compliment you on your interesting articles.
I've found a new and interesting form of study thanks to you.
And have a Happy New Year (or "Live Long and Prosper," as my son says -- he got he geek genes from me).
If the excavations are not being documented, this is just so much official 'pothunting', imo.
Better to put them on a map and hide the map, at least that way some of the data would be preserved.
Thanks. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
MB is not 'Middle Bronze', you stupid archeologist!
MB means 'Mercedes-Benz'!
Thanks, RD, for the kind remarks!
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Since 1967, some 5,000 archaeological sites in the West Bank have been surveyed, and most of the surveys have been published. True, Greenberg says, the surveys were done by Israeli archaeologists and they naturally preferred sites that are important to Jewish rather than Palestinian history, but the work was professional. And even though the finds were removed from the sites, Greenberg explains, they are preserved in satisfactory manner in SOA storerooms in Jerusalem. The finds are not open to the general public, still less the Palestinian public from the soil of whose villages they were extracted. But Greenberg hopes that if, one day, Israeli rule in the West Bank ends it will be possible to transfer to the Palestinians in an orderly manner the antiquities removed from the territories. Greenberg admits that Israeli archaeologists have excavated mainly the First Temple and Second Temple periods, while sometimes "peeling" layers from Muslim periods, but he does not think they can be seriously faulted on this score.From this article, I'd have to conclude that Greenberg is an imbecile.
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"Greenberg admits that Israeli archaeologists have excavated mainly the First Temple and Second Temple periods, while sometimes "peeling" layers from Muslim periods, but he does not think they can be seriously faulted on this score."
I would like to write and tell him that when he finds the site where mohammad's magic horse (the one with the breasts and face of a woman and the peacock-feather tail) took a dump, he's welcome to return it to the muslim arab scum.