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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta PANORAMA OF MODERN JERUSALEM SHOWING LOCATION OF HIST5HC POINTS 'in TMs Panorama :tht Following Figures, Seltetwl from a Full List, Show Locations: Mount Zion, (6) Tomb at David. (12) Jewish Hospital. (13) Arme the Governor of Jerusalem. Ancient Palace ot Heroti. (34) Herod's Gate. Ancient Church of Mary Magdalene. (3S-) SI. (15) Cidhsemanc, (19) TomV of Virgin. (50) Mount of Oiives. (13) Armeuian .Convent. Castle -ot Mary's Gate. DavW. (27) Residence (Me. Vastly Important Underground Treasures Remain to Be Excavated, and Prof. Petrfey Urges That PExpansion Be Confined to the Suburbs of tne Historic HARBY. LEVY: THE mysteries ot auclent Jerusalem to ouveilecL It is swrtd to Jew, Christ- ian, and and ol this triple Ptof, W. M. FUnders-Petrie -wisely sug- that it eixrald be kepi of the tiae special property of no one faith-er people. So long tie Titrka controlled it, wtlly impossible, fdt the government would loot ptsmit deep digging, f and inihout such, thorough -work it was impossi- ble to explore depths of the valleys all ot the treasures -which earth of centuries holds. "Fortunately" for modern 'exploration, ancient buiJdere did .-not tear, doirn the buildings to rocfc- bottoifl, but built upon the remains which they foaad, after capturing thft city, and forthis rea- son it is expected that when real exploration (Joes fake place the strata of the city will show historic remains of the many ages in "which Jerusalem has history-of -the city may tea rewritten ia light oi .these far-reach- There are endless traditions, for instance, rc- the Temple of Solomon, to be found in ;the in the Talrrad, in Oosephus, and in ;Christian wid Mohammedan literature. Excava- tion alone will prove which of theae is tassel on fact, and all of the interesting ic- iitin? to that ancient Wonder of the World. It b well known thst the Mosque ot Omar, or "Dome of tbe Rock" ccvsrs enormous jiiturul stone, which was tte original floor of ,the tktKhing-piace of Araanah the Jcbusfte, was purchased by David as the site ol the Temple -which, his son Solomon was to erect. the Tern, !He Temple of Golomon, .'y v-Shoirtnr Some of the IKnMerranwv Passigts t UnderUe the -these contentions true, arid the othev false-, .tf" it be foand that there are drains beneath the rock, which to carrj' oft'the'blpod of the sacuficss; this would prove that the.njtk- liad bsen the altar ot bTimt-offorine, and if these drains-led it wonlci be certain that ths uncieBt Hebrews attached so great saric- tilf to this stone' that it was the floor of thv. Holy ot Holies itselj. "With, this as a starting point'the plan of the Temple of t be definitely drawn, and fitted giren in the Bible. The excavation tver in Jerusale'ni was'performed by an Italian engineer, ETmateTicrolti.'so long ago as'-lSfi3. been in Jerusalem for eight j'ears, ilqing ho a -very 'quiet here' anil there and ascertain as much "about the plan of the ancient city-arnl'find what "re- mains ht- could ol.the older civilizatioii. He" nod beca" able to; gain the. :frieiul5hib" of Surraya Pasha, the Turkish ruler of Jerusaleiri, and the co-operation of M. de Barrcro. the French Consul, so that he was nfTotded as mudi as tupc-rrfilion would jierniit. Accident helped him to find more than one valu- aWc indication of ancient The "Daughters of Xion" liail purchased n plot of lond'lo the northwest of the .wall surrounding Mount Moriah, which the ...Temple originally and there Pieratti sue- after removing the accumulated -of in uncovering an arch belonging to very, ancient .In-.1560 took charge'of buiUlins.the new convention this site, white excavating for-sblkl foun4ations many vc- vinains of early character, ''especially a vault COK-- -''ering .art'landeTgrouvid he traced the "direcUon'of the Temple anrl its proving that-.there a nasisge leading from Templa to fhft fortress of An- tonu, as related by The Vjelieves that ;hcre is tho passage betwetn Beze- r .tha and "Strato's -..Antlgonousl younger brother, .nf Aristobulus (the -.''fitina of John murdered by: Ihe of a (Jueen. Thus, almost at a stroke, we arc ovtr x'nau-' Tissot's-Famous Drawing of Christ His. Disciples. Showing Kntrancb to Inner Cave, the Place of Prayer and Cemetery af ibc Dervishw, on stained by the sawl years, crimes of long ago, On another dlv covered the of a conduit, at the ?outli- casl comer of the 7tmplt court; where tvv) Arabs hstppcuccl to he dikfrmg n gruve, nni! he.' noted the peculiarities of the malemJ The fact is thnt the surface IIH> been scnttehccl only in a ftml that much ftf nnciont his- tory is awaiting confirmntion just" as soon ns hpatlc'ot the excavator csn to work, The mfroietl tiuefiUon of the location of vavy may ,lfc solved in Uiu otily possible, .by digjfinj? at the sjiot pointed out; by traeUtion nnU what tvidentc IheJ-t i.i for or this focatllon. .Much-is still to. be tcarnod, about Ihc Church cf the Pieroll) ilolgothft vtxa cm the, west of. the Sepulchre, but .deplores the fhat this can not as ycl be, jirovcn, This oxpluror, hy usinp; hi a inftucncc wjt.li Llie .and and Ircqucv-tty, some cartful slmlrrs ol Church of the ScptiltJwc from wfthin, oven fppntl- near the place oE the tomb itself, >ifc.hfls lo (toplorc Ihe fact Ihal tan wA tbo HCpi'-ncnc.''-'! ftf (ho hfcnMsc slUion jircvctits the cscavwtion of cciiaiti wotihl show, tie IioMd, tli.'it Iicrc is tlm veritnble luinh of Jesus, ami that thu are correct v-'hich-locati; the tomb hevtj. -The moTo xt'iiJ of his work sil lien; it was how he felt bufUed oit every hnnrl htcniLrii he could do so ItUle.'thc moro ct'rtflin (lo'Vry he coir, ir PC-trie is ami it vrouM IK: n to huild moderti structures ovo'r tht urick'iit which sttll hr.vo so nmch lo toll Tht-rc is a foot of tho soil hnvo for seC- inir eyes, ii only turn ft oxer. It is imt merely ,thc rc'ronstruclion of the. or the of ihs nulhttnticity lha CWurch of iinportiuit ns tlicsc to butyonce the work is tjejjun ,wc ivil! receive, row light'upon nil the ytoriod past 6f .TctupaUin, cjcn upon in its hislory of which we have slight hints. There ate the so-called tombs of prophets tint-'s, 'rhich.whcn plorcd way give us back not only mummified re-" ihauis oi IsraeVfi jnx'fitesl HICTI, hut them, bv found manuscripts of much 6f the loat HtcvaUirc, 'for wliich'tlic wotM has long H t'itrotli fouiul umtcrto'GuiHl pnssKgos Ve- ueavii 3'Ion'ali, thu Tcnij'lc-Mount, who Itnowa what iw in those other find hewn bciiCHtli thuTcrnplc awl othw famous bxiildirgs? Accorrlinff lo travliiion the Tliblc Ii5ulf> in the Ark of the Coveimiii, had betn cat-r ricd ftll IhroHjrh Ihc wiMerncsrf ani5 nt lost tle- in Ihc Temple of Solomon, was the great f.tonc Inbkt bearing the "fcn Cominnnilmtnls 3fi written on Mount fiinui, U is not orily twssibtc, hut probable-, thflt when a1i of saving tha Temple twin the Homnns was gone, thnt tha priedtR hurried U Inlic the. Ark of the Cpvennnt nntl its contjtntfi to pome of the unttcrgvouml of {rtc that the impious hamta of the Itaninns migH not profane thoni. If i.noiv it made poRslblu lo uncover all of 1 bflrk'U (litre is no limit to what might bo for not only would the txplorvrji find nrcliitcf.tunO nnd nnctcnt inomi- nionts, hut in all probability they would .forth the t'listory of each HTK! every ns they trAtcd it in. thu homes of llit ns wcH ;tg in tlic'j palaces of kings. Whftt of thr.t great of HOMKC of'tlni Cctlrtry of I-.Qljanon, which passi-il into sitch sUiWen oblivion, nearly 3000 ycnvs 6goT BhfllT not fitiif it's nnrl much Eif nn'well ns tliu and. ron- (ftiiCs by (He of hin time, wirkt the infection .of the wisest of kings? vioijxAtN of a Kcw Jerusalem thcrc- f-'jTC two-fold: Ojio, n new commercial fn llic suburbs of the nutrient fcitlemcnt, ;ind other, nn giving lo thy nil ihtit it'.liolds of ;md ;