Neil Asher Silberman writes in connection with the Mazar denunciation of Elad’s ideologically driven ‘archaeology’-
A truly pitiful example of the ideologically inspired and financed archaeological work in the “City of David.” Is this a battle for “science” or just envy in not being allowed to claim the credit for another “this land really belongs to us” claim.
Jeremiah’s Pit would have been another fine addition to the bogus Mazar corpus. See, for example, blog report from Feb. 22, 2010.
Of course with Mazar or without her, this biblical chimera could still become a tourist attraction and a rationale for expropriation. When will this government-approved misuse of archaeology stop?
Nicely said, Neil.