London (Jan. 17)
The Palestine Exploration Fund has just issued its quarterly statement ending January 1924. Referring to the excavations on the site of the City of David, the report says:
The work will continue in the new year. Professor Macalister may have to return to his duties in Dublin, but the Rev. Garrow Duncan, who has in past years had considerable practical experience of excavation work with Sir Elinders Petrie in Egypt and who has acted as Professor Macalister’s assistant since the beginning of the work on ‘Ophel’ will continue the work as acting director for the Fund. He will during the first three months of 1924 have the services of Mr. Ovenden, our Assistant Secretary, in a secretarial capacity, and also in all probability the assistance of a well-known young Jewish archaeologist who is on the spot already. It cannot be too strongly emphasized, the report continues, that the work on the “Hillof Ophel” is only in its first phase.
There is also the first quarterly report by Professor Macalister on the excavation of the Eastern Hill of Jerusalem.