Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1366 Prof. Keith Schoville – Archaeological Tragedies, Gaza & the Temple Mount

Temple Mount Trash Disposal (2008)

Temple Mount Trash Disposal (2008)

The human tragedies in the midst of the ongoing political problems in the Middle East are multitudinous. The children of the region have little hope that conditions will improve by the time they are adults. But in the midst of it all, there are archaeological tragedies too.

On this program we review recent articles discussing the archaeological ruins that are threatened in Gaza, as well as the sordid story of unsupervised excavation on the Temple Mount. The Muslim Wakf appear to continue their campaign to erase the archaeological history of the sacred esplanade, one of the holiest and most sensitive locations on earth.

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