The Walls of Jericho

First transmitted in 1956, presenter Glyn Daniel talks to archaeologists about excavations at Jericho, which have led to the discovery of the oldest city known to man.

Discussing footage filmed at the site are Dr Kathleen Kenyon, Director of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem, who is in charge of the excavations and Sir Mortimer Wheeler who visited the site. Among the archaeologists who have dug there is Lady Wheeler, who is in the studio to discuss dig live at Jericho.

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31 minutes

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Tue 31 Jul 1956 21:15
BBC Television Service

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Archaeology at the BBC Collection
This programme is part of Archaeology at the BBC - a collection of archaeology programmes from the 1950s to the 1970s. Available online to watch in full.

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