Recovery of Jerusalem 1871 Palestine ~ Holy Land ~ Antiquities ~ Archeology by WILSON & WARREN


Title: The Recovery of Jerusalem (A Narrative of Exploration and Discovery in the City and the Holy Land)

Author: Capt. [Charles William] Wilson, Capt. [Charles] Warren, etc. etc. etc. with an Introduction by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley. Edited by Walter Morrison.

Description: Two volumes bound in one.Ex-non-circulating-library. Rebound in red library cloth with gilt ornament on spine and new endpapers. Perforated library stamp on title page and one other leaf; library stamp on top edge of text block; library bequest plate on flyleaf. Repaired closed tear on frontispiece. Other than the aforementioned library markings, this copy is still quite clean and crisp. Nearly seventy illustrations, including several fold-outs. xxvii, 554 pages. 8.25 x 5.3 inches.

Narrative of the survey and exploration of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, conducted in the mid-1860s, by Sir Charles William Wilson (1836-1905) and Sir Charles Warren (1840-1927), two of the earliest European archaeologists of the Biblical Holy Land and officers in the British Army's Corps of Royal Engineers.

[Part I]

Commencement and Method of Mining Adopted.
West Wall of Noble Sanctuary.
Wilson's Arch, Robinson's Arch, Suburban Gates of Second Temple.
Southern Wall.
Eastern Wall (South-East and North-East Angles).
North Side (Bethesda, according to early tradition),
Souterraine Nos. 1 & 2 (Convent of the Sisters of Zion).
Tanks and Souterraines of the Sanctuary.
Important Discovery north of the Platform of the Dome of the Rock.
Important discovery on the Sakhra.
Solomon's Stables.
Waters of Jerusalem.
Aqueducts from Solomon's Pools.
Virgin's Fount and Pools of Silouam.
Rock-out Aqueducts in Kedron Valley.
Chasm in Rock at Lifta.
The Holy City.
Gate Gennath.
Damascus Gate.
Excavation at British Cemetery.
Shaft in Valley Street.
Ophel Wall.
Extra Tower.
Cavern in Front of Triple Gate.
Sculptured Slab.
Khalat al Jalud.
The Holy City.
The Temple of Herod.
The Temple of Solomon.
Solomon's Palace.

[Part II]

Sea of Galilee.
The Architectural Remains of Palestine [by the architect R Phene Spiers].
The Hauran [by Count Melchior de Vogue].
The Survey of Palestine [by R. E. Anderson].
On the Pottery and Glass Found in the Excavations [by Rev. Greville J. Chester] .
Moabite Stone.
Sinai [F. W. Holland].

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Richard Bentley
Place: London
Year: 1871

Keywords: Palestine, antiquities, Temple Mount, archeology,

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