Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Damage to West Bank sites reported

WEST BANK WOES: 80% of archaeological sites in W. Bank damaged – report. "Four out of five sites have been harmed in one way or another," said an expert, adding that the main issues are vandalism, theft, unsupervised construction and agriculture (Tovah Lazaroff, Jerusalem Post).
“Four out of five sites have been harmed in one way or another,” archeologist Shay Bar of Haifa University said at a Jordan Valley Regional Council virtual conference in which he presented a synopsis of the report by IHPC, also known as Preserving the Eternal.
As usual, I am not on site and have no way of verifying the report. I pass it on to you for information.

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UPDATE: I see from Joseph Lauer's e-mail list that you can view the presentation of the evidence (in Hebrew) here. The conference program is posted here.

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