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Donald Whitcomb is an archeologist at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, where he specializes in Islamic archeology and the Early Islamic city. Together they co-directed the joint Palestinian-American excavation at Khirbat al-Mafjar from 2010 to 2014.
Articles by Donald Whitcomb
2016 Calendar: Mosaics
Introductions by Hamdan Taha, Donald Whitcomb and Paul Lunde
Video by George Azar / The Department of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of Palestine
Exuberant, eclectic and recently conserved, more than two dozen mosaic patterns dating from the early eighth century lie largely intact in the ruined Umayyad palace of Khirbat al-Mafjar near Jericho, unsurpassed masterpieces of their era.
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