Palestine Association

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The Palestine Association was formed in 1805 to promote the study of the geography, natural history, antiquities and anthropology of Palestine and the surrounding areas, "with a view to the illustration of the Holy Writings. The inquiries of the Society were directed... to ascertaining the natural and political boundaries of the several districts with the limits of the Land of Israel... and to the exploration for Jewish antiquities."[1]

In 1834, the Palestine Association was integrated into the Royal Geographical Society.[2]


  1. ^ Sokolow, Nahum (1919). History of Zionism, 1600-1918. London: Longmans, Green and Co. p. 61. 
  2. ^ Townsend, George Henry (1867). A Manual of Dates: A Dictionary of Reference. London: Frederick Warne & Co. p. 436.