Thursday, March 18, 2021

The politics of the Cave of Horror discoveries

COMMENTARY: Archaeology: Israel's national pastime - analysis. Embers still burn from the country’s once great passion for excavations (Herb Keinon, Jerusalem Post).
By unveiling both Jewish and general archaeological discoveries on the same day, the IAA made a statement: we are interested and focused on both Jewish and general discoveries.

But as significant as the discovery of the woven basket and that ancient mummified skeleton were, for most Israeli Jews the particular Jewish findings likely resonated more loudly.

Background here and here.

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