Lectures at the Palestine Exploration Fund

Tomorrow is the date of the first in the latest series of lectures at the Palestine Exploration Fund offices in London. You can read more about the subject of this talk: James Leslie Starkey, best known for discovering the Lachish Letters, here.
J.L. Starkey (second from right) with Flinders and Hilda Petrie (centre) and Olga Tufnell (second from left)
The lecture title is derived from the camp chorus sung on the dig at Tell ed-Duweir (identified as Biblical Lachish):

“Not for the greed of gold

Not for the hope of fame

Nor for a lasting heritage

Not for a far-flung name

Rather for making history

And for some lore of old

This is our aim and object

Not for the greed of gold”

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