The Carta Jerusalem Atlas

by Dan Bahat


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Retail: $60.00
Size: 9.5 x 13.5 inches
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Pub Date: 2011
ISBN: 9789652208071
ISBN-13: 9789652208071
Item Number: 208071
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Required reading in universities and colleges worldwide, The Carta Jerusalem Atlas remains the premier Atlas for the study of history, geography and archaeology of the Holy City. Extensive research into the history of Jerusalem has flourished over the past two decades. The ongoing archaeological excavations carried out in the city and its environs have often resulted in new and amazing discoveries, giving us an even better and deeper understanding of the city’s past. In this volume, expert archaeologist Dan Bahat presents all important excavations, finds and the learned conclusions of archaeologists and researchers available at the time of publication. This volume has been enlarged for clearer reading, authoritatively revised and updated to record the latest findings, and expanded to provide the best possible overview of this most fought-over of patches in the history of mankind. It covers the topography of the city, and takes the reader from the ancient history of the city in 1000 BCE to United Jerusalem in 1967. It also includes 20 full-page maps, around 250 plans, reconstructions, drawings, and photographs, and a detailed map of the Old City of Jerusalem today.

Author Bio

Dan Bahat is one of Israel''s leading archaeologists. Married with four sons, he lives and lectures between Canada and Israel, along with frequent forays to other countries. In Canada, he is an associate professor at the University of St. Michael''''s College and the University of Toronto. In Israel, he is a senior lecturer at the Land of Israel Studies at Bar-Ilan University. He is a foremost expert on Jerusalem, in general, and in particular on the Temple Mount, Herod''''s Palace, and the 1600-foot tunnel that runs under the western retaining wall of the Temple Mount. Bahat served as Jerusalem district archaeologist from 1978 to 1990 after having been district archaeologist for the Galilee. He has published and lectured extensively on the history of Jerusalem.