National Geographic : 1963 Jul
Your Society helps to bare history in old Jerusalem SrlHINE ENEMIES," Jesus warned Jerusalem, 1 "shall not leave in thee one stone upon another." A century later Romans bore out the Biblical prophecy by obliterating the troublesome city. Its hallowed remains, al ready scarred by earthquake and war, sank into the rubble of time. Now, nearly 2,000 years later, a team of archeologists, supported in part by a grant from your Society, works to uncover the Holy City of yesteryear. Where were the walls besieged by David? Is the site of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher authentic? Slowly, clues to these mysteries emerge. At left, famed British archeologist Kathleen Kenyon, who directs the five-year program, examines pottery discovered in the ruins. At right, arm outstretched, Dr. Kenyon shows Jerusalemites a newly discovered wall their predecessors built 28 centuries ago. Through such grants, Society members help solve the nagging riddles of history. Your friends can share in this work. Use the form to nominate them for membership.