Skip to main content

Archaeology and Creating Facts on the Ground

  • Chapter
  • First Online:
Nationalism and the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount


Discusses developments related to heritage manufacturing—particularly via archaeological activity—and the construction of narratives corresponding to respective nationalisms; among other things, these developments have seen a strengthening of ties between the two nationalisms and their respective majority religions.

The original version of this chapter was revised: Final corrections have been incorporated. The erratum to this chapter is available at

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Institutional subscriptions


  • Ashbee, C.R. (ed.). 1924. Jerusalem 1920–1922: Being the Records of the Pro-Jerusalem Council During the First Two Years of the Civil Administration. London: John Murray.

    Google Scholar 

  • Bennett, Tony. 1995. The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics. London: Routledge.

    Google Scholar 

  • Ben-Ze’ev, Efrat, and Issam Aburaiya. 2004. ‘Middle-Ground Politics’ and the Re-Palestinization of Places in Israel. IJMES 36 (4): 639–655.

    Google Scholar 

  • Dumper, Michael, and Craig Larkin. 2009. Political Islam in Contested Jerusalem: The Emerging Role of Islamists from within Israel. Divided Cities/Contested States. Working Paper 12.

  • Feldman, Jackie. 2007. Constructing a Shared Bible Land: Jewish Israeli Guiding Performances for Protestant Pilgrims. American Ethnologist 34 (2): 351–374.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Greenberg, Raphael. 2009a. Extreme Exposure: Archaeology in Jerusalem. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 11 (3–4): 262–281.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Greenberg, Raphael. 2009b. Towards an Inclusive Archaeology in Jerusalem: The Case of Silwan/The City of David. Public Archaeology 8 (1): 35–50.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Larkin, Craig, and Michael Dumper. 2012. In Defense of Al-Aqsa: The Islamic Movement Inside Israel and the Battle for Jerusalem. Middle East Journal 66(1): 31–52.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Margalit, Meir. 2010. Seizing Control of Space in East Jerusalem, ed. Sam Blatt. Jerusalem: Sifrei Aliat Gag.

    Google Scholar 

  • McLean, William. 1930. Regional and Town Planning, In Principle and Practice. London: Crosby Lockwood and Sons.

    Google Scholar 

  • Nitzan-Shiftan, Alona. 2008. Modernisms in Conflict: Architecture and Cultural Politics in Post-1967 Jerusalem. In Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century, ed. Sandy Isenstadt and Kishwar Rizvi, 161–185. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Pullan, Wendy, and Maximilian Gwiazda. 2009. Designing the Biblical Present in Jerusalem’s ‘City of David’. In Memory Culture and the Contemporary City, ed. Uta Staiger, Henriette Steiner, and Andrew Webber, 106–125. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Chapter  Google Scholar 

  • Said, Edward. 1995. Projecting Jerusalem, Journal of Palestine Studies 25, no. 1: 5–14.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Silberman, Neil Asher. 1982. Digging for God and Country, Exploration, Archeology, and the Secret Struggle for the Holy Land. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

    Google Scholar 

  • Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to the opening of the winter Knesset session in Jerusalem, 15 October 1990 (excerpts) in “The Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) Killings,” Journal of Palestine Studies 20 (2) (Winter 1991): 134–159.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Erik Freas .

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2017 The Author(s)

About this chapter

Cite this chapter

Freas, E. (2017). Archaeology and Creating Facts on the Ground. In: Nationalism and the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Download citation

Publish with us

Policies and ethics