First major excavation of Jerusalem's Temple Mount

Warren, Charles. Plans, Elevations, Sections, &c. Shewing the results of the Excavations at Jerusalem, 1867-70 executed for The Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.

[London], Palestine Exploration Fund, [1884].

50 plates loose in portfolio as issued, 875 x 610 mm. Includes letterpress title.


Some of the earliest British excavations in Jerusalem, recorded in fifty lithograph plates. The head of the expedition, Charles Warren (1840-1927), did his work in association with the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF), a British religious-scientific institution founded in 1965 whose stated aim was to better British understanding of the culture and history of the Biblical Holy Land. Warren most famously conducted one of the first major European archaeological digs at the Temple Mount, some of which is shown here.

The plates include titles such as "Masjed al Aksa, or Haram Ash Sharif", "Birket Israil", "Painted Marks on East Wall, full size", "Section through Robinson's Arch, "Plan of Aqueduct, "Passage at Barclay's Gate", and further illustrate pottery, several substructures, causeways, vaults, and at least one "secret tunnel".

Exterior wear to portfolio, some edgewear and staining to plates; a good set.

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