The Jamma'in EB-IV Tomb: The Impact of Urban Development on Archaeological Resources in Palestine
Al-Houdalieh, Salah Hussein
Jamal, Hasan Said
The primary archaeological and cultural heritage resources of Palestine are under serious threat due to ongoing urban development activities. Recently, some construction work for a septic tank resulted in the discovery of an EB-IV tomb, which was immediately looted and partially destroyed. Three months later, purely by chance, the relevant authorities became aware of this discovery and of the looted material culture. The two main aims of this present paper are to highlight the impact of urban development on cultural heritage resources, especially tombs, and also the procedures involved in the vandalizing of such subterranean rock-cut tombs. Keywords: EB-IV tombs, urban development, antiquities looting, infrastructures, Jamma'in.