Monthly Archives: October 2013

Leisure and the destruction of heritage

My last post noted the destruction of archaeological sites by treasure hunting. But there are other ways, such as leisure activities. In recent years two wheeled leisure activities have gained popularity in Israel: cycling and motor-cross. There are far more … Continue reading

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Um Lakis and the destruction of heritage

The site of Um Lakis in southern Israel is known among archaeological circles only for the fact that here William Flinders Petrie conducted the first excavation for the Palestine Exploration Fund. He was trying to find the ancient city of … Continue reading

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