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This two-volume set provides a vivid glimpse of the early years of the prestigious American School for Oriental Study and Research in Palestine and the nature of archaeology at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-388-0
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 545
Publication Date: Aug 12,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 23
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-388-0
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This two-volume set provides a vivid glimpse of the early years of the prestigious American School for Oriental Study and Research in Palestine and the nature of archaeology at the beginning of the twentieth century. The School was then a dozen students touring the Eastern Mediterranean each winter; this report covers a single year of their finances and their activities. In 1902-3, the School gave several classes in ancient subjects and modern Arabic, toured Palestine and Egypt, transcribed manuscripts from the library of the Syrian Bishop of Jerusalem, and inspected the excavations of three pieces of land for archaeological finds.

This two-volume set provides a vivid glimpse of the early years of the prestigious American School for Oriental Study and Research in Palestine and the nature of archaeology at the beginning of the twentieth century. The School was then a dozen students touring the Eastern Mediterranean each winter; this report covers a single year of their finances and their activities. In 1902-3, the School gave several classes in ancient subjects and modern Arabic, toured Palestine and Egypt, transcribed manuscripts from the library of the Syrian Bishop of Jerusalem, and inspected the excavations of three pieces of land for archaeological finds.

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Contributor Biography

American School for Oriental Study and Research in Palestine

George Barton

George Aaron Barton (1859-1942) author, scholar, and Professor of Semitic languages. He graduated from Haverford College, B.A., 1882 and M.A., 1885. Barton received his Ph.D., 1891 from Harvard. He taught at the Friends School (Providence, R.I.), 1884-1889; at Haverford College, 1889-1893; and at Bryn Mawr, 1899-1922. Barton was professor of Semitic languages at the University of Pennsylvania, 1922-1931 and Professor Emeritus, 1932-1942. He was also appointed director of the American School of Oriental Research in Baghdad, 1921-1934. Internationally known for his writings on Biblical subjects, he was also a noted scholar of archeology, helping appraise and interpret the findings of many archeological expeditions of the Middle East.

  • SECOND ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MANAGING COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR ORIENTAL STUDY AND RESEARCH IN PALESTINE (page 5)
  • REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR (page 7)
  • AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR ORLENTAL STUDY AND RESEARCH IN PALESTINE (page 17)
  • IN THE SCHOOL IN PALESTINE (page 23)