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Robinson was one of the first archeologists to conduct a scientific survey of the Holy Land. His most important excavations were conducted in Jerusalem, especially on the supporting walls of the Temple Mount and in David's City (modern Silwan). Danny
Thanks, Danny. Do you know his full name so we can do a link to him? -- Zoe
Edward Robinson, called the Father of Biblical Archeology. Personally, I think the honor should go to Kenyon, but who am I to argue with tradition (besides, then it would be Mother of Biblical Archeology). Danny
Robinson's Gate was discovered in, I think, the 1980s, not to be a bridge across the valley: no remains beyond the first arch were found. It is now thought to have been a single arch, followed by steps leading down to the street alongside the Western Wall. Warren's Arch, further north, was the bridge that spanned the valley. However, I am not an expert on this issue, so I am reluctant to alter the main article. Michael Grant 12:27, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
"Valley of the Cheesemongers"? -- now I see where Monty Python's "Blessed are the Cheesemakers" comes from.
I think it was 'Blessed are the cheesemakers'. What's so special about the cheesemakers?
Well, obviously, it's not meant to be taken literally, it refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.