Monday, February 01, 2010

Archaeology as a Political Weapon

Archaeology and the competing Middle East Narratives are both sort of like an onion. You peel away layer after layer, thinking you are going to find something tangible, a seed maybe, or a grain of truth. And at the end of the peeling, with empty hands and tears in your eyes, you realize that there is no such truth to be found.

Check out my latest piece on on the intersection of archaeology, land politics, and historical narratives in the most ancient part of Jerusalem, a place known as the City of David or, if you prefer, Silwan.

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