International Archaeological Congress Will Open in Jerusalem on April 2

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Many eminent American and European scientists will participate in the international archaeological Congress of the Mid East, it was learned here today.

The Congress will be held in Jerusalem on April 2 and in Beirut on April 8.

The delegates are expected to visit the recent archaeological discoveries made by the Palestine Exploration Fund in the City of David and on Mount Ophel, the third wall of Herod Agrippa, unearthed by the Jewish Palestine Exploration Society.

Delegates to the Congress will also visit the sites where the British School for Archaeology in Jerusalem is carrying on its work and the place where the human skull of the Neanderthal type was found in the cave of Badi Lamud, Galilee. The delegates will visit the localities where primitive man dwelt and will examine the primitive trade route of Gorge Vadi Lamud, the Greco-Roman theatre at Gerash, Transjordania, the Canaanite temples of Ashtaroth in beisan, where the magnificent alabaster jar with two handles formed by the heads of ibexes, surmounted by a bronze figure of a Canaanite God holding an Egyptian sceptre was discovered recently.

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