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T.E Lawrence, Leonard Woolley & the Wilderness of Zin
Sam Moorhead Tuesday 20 March 2018

As trauma grips the Middle East today, we go back 100 years to the last year of peace in the region before the outbreak of World War I. Lord Kitchener realised the importance of completing the Palestine Exploration Fund’s mapping of the Holy Land; the Negeb Desert had not been covered in the C19, and two young archaeologists, Leonard Woolley and T.E. Lawrence were part of the Royal Engineers cartographic team sent to the Wilderness of Zin in southern Palestine.