George Grove and the Establishment of the Palestine Exploration Fund

It has been shown that by 1865, conditions in Britain were ripe for the birth of an organization devoted to the study of the southern Levant and its antiquities….All that was needed to realize this objective was a personality who was well connected, widely respected, and an outstanding organizer. George Grove possessed all these qualities….

Chapter from Gurevich, David, and Anat Kidron. 2019. Exploring the Holy Land: 150 years of the Palestine Exploration Fund (Equinox, 2020).

By David M. Jacobson
Department of Classics
KCL, London
June 2020

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