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Bidding Information
Lot #    20479
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 12:53:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Receipt to Meir Dizengoff
Title (Hebrew)    קבלה בעד מאיר דיזנגוף
Author    [Zionism] Jewish Palestine Exploration Society
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1927
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 108:152 mm., light age staining.
   Receipt to Meir Dizengoff (1861-1936), Zionist politician and the first mayor of Tel Aviv by the Jewish Palestine Exploration Society. The Israel Exploration Society (IES) was founded by a group of Jewish intellectuals in 1914 as the Society for the Reclamation of Antiquities, then renamed the Jewish Palestine Exploration Society. Its purpose was to further historical, geographical and archaeological research concerning the Land of Israel.

The Israel Exploration Society plays a key role in archaeological research covering all periods, from prehistoric times to the Ottoman period. It coordinates much of the multi-institutional archaeological research carried out by both Israeli and foreign archaeological expeditions in Israel.

Major activities undertaken by the IES include organizing excavations, enlisting financial support for archaeological projects, publishing excavation reports and liaison and cooperation with Israeli and foreign institutions in the field of publication and in a collective effort to promote the cause of archaeology.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica