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Controversial Dig: The Politics of Israeli Archaeologyposted on May 23, 2012
Unlike elsewhere in the world, archaeology in Israel holds center attention and “is followed with the same passion” of soccer in other countries, asserts Mordechai Beck at The Christian Century. “The problem is that another people – the Palestinians – have similar claims to the same land,” making the finding full of political meaning. Beck explores how objects and sites dating back to Biblical times instigate controversy and political disputes thousands of years later.