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Under Jerusalem

yesterday afternoon (sunday 8th), 1.31-1.43pm (repeated 3.31am tuesday), on bbc news tv 

jerusalem’s underground history (presented by rajan datar) (in the the travel show series)

Rajan Datar explores the hidden treasure underneath the streets of Jerusalem. He walks on recently excavated 2,000 year old roads and discovers old church chambers from the time of the crusaders.”

including interviews with …

• tour guide franny waisman  

aziz abu sarah, peace activist, journalist, politician, and co-founder of mejdi tours 


Walls of Jericho

31st july 1956, on bbc 1 tv (in black-and-white)
the walls of jericho (presented by glyn daniel) (in the buried treasure archive series)

In the beginning

last sunday evening (22nd july), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from august 2013 and april 2013)
in the beginning (presented by richard miles) (1st of 3 episodes in the archaeology: a secret history series)

“Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past.
He begins by going back 2,000 years to explore how archaeology began by trying to prove a biblical truth – a quest that soon got archaeologists into dangerous water.”


Today: Jerusalem edition

this morning (friday 11th), 6.08-6.10am, 6.19-6.28am, 6.36-6.40am, 6.51-6.57am, 7.09-7.16am, 7.26-7.31am, 7.37-7.45am, 8.10-8.27am, and 8.41-9.00am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney in jerusalem) leads with …

We’re in Jerusalem at a time of increased tensions

including contributions from …
• finance expert tim weller
doron kolton of top spin cybersecurity,
manal white, managing director of west bank olive oil exporter zaytoun
• bbc reporter yolande knell
amira hass of haaretz
gil hoffman of jerusalem post
• dr mahmoud al-zahar, co-founder of hamas, who says that england expelled its jews in the 13th century, and set them up in palestine as compensation
avner gvaryahu of breaking the silence
elie bogdan of my truth
donald mcintyre, author of gaza: preparing for dawn
yael ben-yashar of settlement beit-el
daniel aryeh, tefilin-maker
anton salman, mayor of bethlehem
alah, owner, afteem restaurant, manger square, bethlehem
linda, tour guide, yad mordechai kibbutz near gaza
ilan meiri, tour guide, yad mordechai kibbutz near gaza
olah scafi, gaza protester: “the land wants blood”
rafif, young gaza woman “from jaffa”
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen
• dr mustafa barghouti
danny ayalon
john sode-woodhead, chartered institute of archaeologists
• bbc reporter tom bateman

Witness: Masada

last tuesday morning (9th august), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (repeated on the history hour on sunday evening)
the excavation of masada (presented by lucy burns) (in the witness series)

” In August 1963, work started on the excavation of one of Israel’s most important archaeological sites – Masada by the Dead Sea, site of a famous mass suicide two thousand years ago.
David Stacey was one of the volunteers on the dig.”


Outlook: sunken treasure

this evening (monday11th), 8.23-8.29pm, on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by nick ericsson) includes …

Ran Feinstein and Ofer Ra’anan are from the Israeli city of Ra’anana, and get together on free days and weekends to explore the coastline around the country.
Three months ago a dive off the ancient port of Caesarea brought some unexpected treasure… “


Archaeology on the Temple Mount

this morning (sunday 3rd), 7.08-7.12am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

“Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet at the Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem have angered Israeli researchers who say previously undocumented ancient floor designs were discovered when the old carpets were removed.
Daniel Estrin, a journalist based in Jerusalem, explains why they are angry.”


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