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Under Jerusalem by Andrew Lawler

Under Jerusalem

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Under Jerusalem by Andrew Lawler
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Nov 02, 2021 | ISBN 9780385546850

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Under Jerusalem is a brilliant, highly innovative history of the most contested city on the planet. Andrew Lawler uses these untold stories of archeological digs near and under Jerusalem’s sacred sites to convey all the colorful and violent and contentious history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is an astounding achievement—and a compulsive read.”
 —Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and author of The Outlier and The Good Spy 

“What lies beneath? Lawler knows. Evoking the sights, sounds, and smells of ancient and modern Jerusalem, he introduces the reader to a myriad of archaeologists and other colorful characters, all concerned with unearthing the ancient remains of the city, frequently while grappling with thorny modern political, ideological, and theological issues. A must read for anyone interested in either the history or archaeology of Jerusalem.”
Eric H. Cline, bestselling author of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
 
“Every review of Andrew Lawler’s book about the wild archaeological history of Jerusalem will mention Indiana Jones. This is not because the characters he describes are much like Jones—they’re much more obsessed, more bonkers, or more mendacious—but because the Indiana Jones stories are among the few examples we have of stories about archaeology that are pure fun. Well, now there is another one, just as swashbuckling as the Spielberg movies, but with the added advantage of being all true.” 
Charles C. Mann, New York Times bestselling author of 1491 and The Wizard and the Prophet

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