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Excavating Masada: The Politics-Archaeology Connection at Work

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

in Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226450582
eISBN:
9780226450643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450643.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines the connection between politics and archaeology in relation to the main excavations in Masada during 1963–1965 headed by Yigael Yadin. It suggests that Yadin and others ... More


Between Hazor and Masada: Canonical Archaeological Sites as Symbols of Collective Memories in Modern Israeli Identities

Gideon Avni

in Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190673161
eISBN:
9780190673192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673161.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter explains the link between remains from “biblical” and classical times and modern Israel as a significant theme in constructing local identities. Excavations of sites of the Bronze and ... More


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