Biblical Archaeology Review 27:1, January/February 2001

Holy Targets: Joseph’s Tomb Is Just the Latest

By Hershel Shanks

Shortly after a raging mob demolished the traditional site of Joseph’s tomb near ancient Shechem, first dismantling it stone by stone and then setting it aflame, a newspaper reporter called me for comment. Like most people, I was sickened by the violence. He wanted to know about endangered archaeological sites.

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