The Development Of Palestine Exploration; Being The Ely Lectures For 1903 by Frederick Jones Bliss

The Development Of Palestine Exploration; Being The Ely Lectures For 1903

byFrederick Jones Bliss

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VIII THE EXPLORATION OF THE FUTURE In beginning this lecture it will be well for us to explain its title. Here is no definite prophecy concerning what the future explorer may bring to light. Here is no definite programme which he is advised to follow. The whole ground is by no means covered. But here is an attempt to point out in a general manner a few of the lines which exploration may be expected to take, together with the offer of a few practical hints based on personal experience. If I appear to over-emphasize certain phases, my excuse must be that these have come within my own range more closely than others. The last lecture has failed of its purpose if it has not clearly indicated that the Palestinian Explorer of the future must be a specialist. The surface of Palestine is an open book whose main lessons have already been learned. With the Survey of Western Palestine an accomplished fact, and the Survey of Eastern Palestine a sure promise, exploration above ground will soon become restricted to the study of particular questions. Time was when any intelligent traveller of pluck and enterprise, breaking away from the beaten tracks, might chance upon unexpected discoveries on a large scale. To-day all this is changed. Though chance may bring him to another Moabite Stone, no longer may he expect to come suddenly upon an unknown town. In seeking to add to the general stock of knowledge, he must enter Palestine with an especial purpose. But while surface exploration must in the future confine itself to the elucidation of problems already stated, excavation has all the possibilities of an infant art. The debris of ages has only just begun to reveal its treasures. Scattered under the soil are countless ' documents '--documents in stone, in metal, in earthe...

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Title:The Development Of Palestine Exploration; Being The Ely Lectures For 1903Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217078915

ISBN - 13:9780217078917

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