BAR 28:06, Nov/Dec 2002
Queries & Comments
International Concern Over the Temple Mount
I am writing to you as the deputy chairman for the Danish Society of Biblical Archaeology. We are concerned about the ongoing destruction of uninvestigated archaeological remains from the Haram esh-Sherif/Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The whole world raised a sharp protest against the recent Taliban destruction of unique Buddha figures in the Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan. And yet those figures were well known, scientifically described and thoroughly analyzed. But in the case of the Haram esh-Sherif/Temple Mount, archaeological remains that never have been investigated are just thrown away or given over to the black market.
The Danish Society of Biblical Archaeology is only a tiny organization, but we hope to draw attention to this important subject.
Knud W. Skov
Deputy Chairman, Danish Society of Biblical Archaeology
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