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Galor, Katharina

Overview
Works: 12 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 5,174 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Katharina Galor
Qumran, the site of the Dead Sea scrolls : archaeological interpretations and debates : proceedings of a conference held at Brown University, November 17-19, 2002 by International Conference "Qumran--The Site of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Archaeological Interpretations and Debates"( )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unearthing Jerusalem : 150 years of archaeological research in the Holy City by Katharina Galor( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a cold winter morning in January of 1851, a small group of people approached the monumental facade of an ancient rock-cut burial cave located north of the Old City of Jerusalem. The team, consisting of two Europeans and a number of local workers, was led by Louis-Félicien Caignart de Saulcy descendant of a noble Flemish family who later was to become a distinguished member of the French parliament. As an amateur archaeologist and a devout Catholic, de Saulcy was attracted to the Holy Land and Jerusalem in particular and was obsessed by his desire to uncover some tangible evidence for the city s glorious past. However, unlike numerous other European pilgrims, researchers and adventurers before him, de? Saulcy was determined to expose the evidence by physically excavating ancient sites. His first object of investigation constitutes one of the most attractive and mysterious monumental burial caves within the vicinity of the Old City, from then onward to be referred to as the Tomb of the Kings (Kubur al-Muluk). By conducting an archaeological investigation, de Saulcy tried to prove that this complex represented no less than the monumental sepulcher of the biblical Davidic Dynasty. His brief exploration of the burial complex in 1851 led to the discovery of several ancient artifacts, including sizeable marble fragments of one or several sarcophagi. It would take him another 13 years to raise the funds for a more comprehensive investigation of the site. On November 17, 1863, de Saulcy returned to Jerusalem with a larger team to initiate what would later be referred to as the first archaeological excavation to be conducted in the city. (from the "Preface") In 2006, some two dozen contemporary archaeologists and historians met at Brown University, in Providence RI, to present papers and illustrations marking the 150th anniversary of modern archaeological exploration of the Holy City. The papers from that conference are published here, presented in 5 major sections: (1) The History of Research, (2) From Early Humans to the Iron Age, (3) The Roman Period, (4) The Byzantine Period, and (5) The Early Islamic and Medieval Periods. The volume is heavily illustrated with materials from historical archives as well as from contemporary excavations. It provides a helpful and informative introduction to the history of the various national and religious organizations that have sponsored excavations in the Holy Land and Jerusalem in particular, as well as a summary of the current status of excavations in Jerusalem."--Publisher's description
The archaeology of Jerusalem : from the origins to the Ottomans by Katharina Galor( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sweeping and lavishly illustrated history, Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn survey nearly four thousand years of human settlement and building activity in Jerusalem, from prehistoric times through the Ottoman period. The study is structured chronologically, exploring the city's material culture, including fortifications and water systems as well as key sacred, civic, and domestic architecture. Distinctive finds such as paintings, mosaics, pottery, and coins highlight each period. Their book provides a unique perspective on the emergence and development of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the relationship among the three religions and their cultures into the modern period
Finding Jerusalem : archaeology between science and ideology by Katharina Galor( )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem capture worldwide attention in various media outlets. The continuing quest to discover the city's physical remains is not simply an attempt to define Israel's past or determine its historical legacy. In the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is also an attempt to legitimate--or undercut--national claims to sovereignty. Bridging the ever-widening gap between popular coverage and specialized literature, Finding Jerusalem provides a comprehensive tour of the politics of archaeology in the city. Through a wide-ranging discussion of the material evidence, Katharina Galor illuminates the complex legal contexts and ethical precepts that underlie archaeological activity and the discourse of "cultural heritage" in Jerusalem. This book addresses the pressing need to disentangle historical documentation from the religious aspirations, social ambitions, and political commitments that shape its interpretation"--Provided by publisher
Crossing the rift : resources, routes, settlement patterns, and interaction in the Wadi Arabah( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Antioch to Alexandria : recent studies in domestic architecture( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic architecture in Galilee and Golan during the Roman and Byzantine periods : (first century B.C. to seventh century A.D.) by Katharina Galor( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The site of the Dead Sea scrolls : archaeological interpretations and debates : proceedings of the conference held at Brown University, November 17-19, 2002 by Jürgen Zangenberg( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, archaeology plays an ever growing role in Qumran studies. Fifteen papers presented in 2002 at Brown University provide the necessary data to break new ground in the recent debate about the character of Qumran. Section I discusses material from old and new excavations that help assess the validity of the traditional Qumran-Essene hypothesis. Part II discusses various aspects of the main settlement such as division of space, the character of period III, the date of the cave scroll deposits and the use of food. Part III deals with the Qumran cemetery and a similar graveyard at Khirbet Qazone. Part IV places Qumran into a wider regional context, concentrating on local agriculture and ceramic production. The articles strongly call for a new awareness for archaeological detail and, in their various ways, instigate a renewed debate about how to bring texts and material culture into a meaningful dialogue
Domestic architecture in Galilee and Golan during the Roman and Byzantine period (first century B.C. to seventh century A.D.) by Katharina Galor( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gender and Social Norms in Ancient Israel, Judaism and Christianity: Texts and Material Culture( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zafar, watershed of late pre-Islamic culture( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Qumran, the site of the Dead Sea scrolls : archaeological interpretations and debates : proceedings of a conference held at Brown University, November 17-19, 2002 The site of the Dead Sea scrolls : archaeological interpretations and debates : proceedings of the conference held at Brown University, November 17-19, 2002
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Crossing the rift : resources, routes, settlement patterns, and interaction in the Wadi ArabahThe site of the Dead Sea scrolls : archaeological interpretations and debates : proceedings of the conference held at Brown University, November 17-19, 2002
Alternative Names
Galor, Katharina Meisel

Galor, Katharina Meisel, 1966-

Katharina Galor Israeli woman archaeologist

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English (86)