Lecture Summaries, 2019


DAVID JACOBSON  
GEORGE GROVE THE FOUNDER OF PALESTINIAN/ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGY

George Grove in 1863. NPG Ax38162 (© National Portrait Gallery, London)

Trained as a civil engineer, with a speciality in lighthouses, George Grove was appointed secretary of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham from 1852 to 1873, where he cultivated parallel interests in the topography and archaeology of the Holy Land and in musicology, Grove was instrumental in founding the Palestine Exploration Fund The case will be made for recognising him as the true founder of Palestinian/Israeli archaeology.