Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bridges to archaeology


 One way to allow the public to visit an archaeological site is to build bridges over the old stones.


Dig work can continue beneath  the visitors, as happens here at the City of David, a top tourist destination in Jerusalem.
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These "bridges" are for Sunday Bridges .
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14 comments:

J Bar said...

A unique bridge indeed.

VioletSky said...

This is much nicer than viewing from the edges through a glass panel.

Andy said...

That looks like a place that I would like to explore. I think it would be interesting watching archaeologist do their work.

DawnTreader said...

Good idea. Gives a sense of perspective being able to look down.

biebkriebels said...

I like those bridges, you have a great view over the old excavations.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

I bet that's a fascinating place to visit

Tanya said...

great bridge...what fun work...i always wanted to be an archeologist!

Francisca said...

Those are useful bridges. Great addition to our Sunday Bridges collection, Dina.

Kay said...

This is great! I'd love to watch a dig (under an umbrella, mind you).

Petrea said...

What's exciting to me is that the City of David, so mythological in my mind, actually exists for us to learn about. Wow.

VP said...

Bridges over time and history...

Genie said...

WOW!! The City of David...how exciting. You live in a fabulous place filled with so much important history. Your shot was captured beautifully.

JM said...

Very original entry on the bridge theme. The place must be fantastic!

Louis la Vache said...

Superb, Dina!
«Louis» regrets that he was away all day Sunday and unable to comment then on your contribution to Sunday Bridges.