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Facts on the GroundArchaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society$
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Nadia Abu El-Haj

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780226001944

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226002156.001.0001

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Excavating Jerusalem

Excavating Jerusalem

(p.130) 6 Excavating Jerusalem
Facts on the Ground
University of Chicago Press

This chapter begins with an analysis of the practices and records of the major Jerusalem excavations, and subsequently turns to reexamine the significance of those excavations from the perspectives of larger processes of territorial transformation involved in making a new urban landscape, and the multiple uses and (re)interpretations of archaeology's objects in museums and by tour guides. Focusing on these interlocking fields of practice makes it possible to illustrate how the work of archaeology transformed truths in Jerusalem's Old City, setting new coordinates for historic and contemporary realities within which claims to the present and future have been formulated and framed.

Keywords:   Jerusalem excavations, territorial transformation, urban landscape, Old City, archaeological records, museums

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