Job (Ayyūb), Ḥusayn and Saladin in Late Ottoman Palestine: The Memoirs of Nuʻmān al-Qasatli, the Arab Scribe of the Survey of Western Palestine

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Abstract

The Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF) is the oldest exploration society of the Levant which is active today. Since its founding meeting in 1865 in Westminster Abbey of London, the PEF scholars have conducted systematic exploration of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Prominent archaeologists such as C.W. Wilson, C. Warren, C. Schick, C. Conder, W.M.F Petrie, H. Kitchener, and R.A.S Macalister, were sent to dig the Holy Land on behalf of the PEF. A remarkable enterprise carried out by the PEF, in cooperation with the Royal Engineers, was the first precise scientific survey of the region - The Survey of the Western Palestine - which yielded the pioneering high-quality detailed maps of the Holy Land. Marking the 150 years since the PEF emerged, the studies collected in this volume provide a retrospective on the endeavours in the light of the findings of the
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring the Holy Land
Subtitle of host publication150 Years of the Palestine Exploration Fund
EditorsDavid Gurevich, Anat Kidron
Place of PublicationSheffield
PublisherEquinox Publishing
Pages124-150
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9781781797068
StatePublished - 2019

RAMBI Publication

  • rambi
  • Ashkelon (Israel) -- Social life and customs
  • Eretz Israel -- Antiquities
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Eretz Israel -- History
  • Muslims -- Eretz Israel -- History
  • Palestine Exploration Fund
  • Qasāṭlī, Nuʻmān -- -1920
  • Ḥusayn ibn ʻAlī -- -680

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