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Published: 28 February 2008

576 Pages | 155 halftones, linecuts, and maps


ISBN: 9780199236664

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The Holy Land

An Oxford Archaeological Guide from Earliest Times to 1700

Fifth Edition

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Oxford Archaeological Guides

  • Coverage of all the main sites in the city of Jerusalem and throughout the Holy Land
  • Information on the recent developments at the Holy Sepulchre and on six completely new sites, ranging from what may be the original Pool of Siloam to an Ummayad fort at Ashdod
  • Over 150 high quality plans, maps, diagrams, and photographs
  • Routes through the Old City of Jerusalem, and a comprehensive alphabetical list of sites outside Jerusalem, from Abu Ghosh to Yehiam
  • Star ratings to help you prioritize your visit
  • Historical outline and glossary of essential terms
  • Useful information about museums and opening times, and advice on visiting desert areas

New to this Edition:

  • Information on the crucial recent developments at the Holy Sepulchre
  • Includes entries on six new sites, ranging from a Middle Bronze Age water system in Jerusalem to an Umayyad fort at Ashdod, and what may well be the original Pool of Siloam

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