May 16, 2016

Charles Warren
Charles Warren carbon print portrait
by Herbert Rose Barraud of London. PD
On Sir. Charles Warren you can begin with the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF) as this was where he worked. LINK The primary source material of the correspondence and articles of his travels are available at LINK and primary source documents at LINK. Most information on Charles Warren would be found in the history of Jerusalem or history of archaeology in a good Bible Dictionary or Encyclopedia LINK. Check out the list of articles on Warren's Gate and Tunnel LINK. Questions that you should answer in your paper include:

  1. Where did he take his training for archaeology?
  2. What was his specialty in archaeology?
  3. Where did he excavate?
  4. What famous people did he excavate with?
  5. What discoveries was he involved in? 
  6. What was the Biblical impact of his research?
Helpful Resources:
  • Avi-Yonah, Michael. “Warren, Sir Charles.” Edited by Fred Skolnik and Michael Berenbaum. Encyclopaedia Judaica. New York, N.Y.: MacMillan, December 12, 2006. 20:665-666. LINK.
  • Fagan, Brian. “Charles Warren.”  Archaeologists: Explorers of the Human Past (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2003). 61-64. Look Inside
  • “General Sir Charles Warren, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., F.R.S., R.E., 1840-1927.” The Palestine Exploration Fund, N/A. LINK.
  • Parry, Melanie, ed. “Warren, Sir Charles.” in  Chambers Biographical Dictionary. 6 Sub edition. New York, N.Y.: Chambers, 1997. LINK
  • Defender (pseud.). Sir Charles Warren and Spion Kop: A Vindication. London, U.K.: Smith, Elder, 1902. Chapter one is available here LINK.
  • C.F.C. “Obituary: General Sir Charles Warren, G., C., M., G., K., C., B., F., R., S.” The Geographical Journal Vol. 69, No 4 (April 1929): 382-383. JSTOR
  • Surridge, Keith. Warren, Sir Charles (1840-1927). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2004. LINK
  • Warren, Charles. “The Moabite Stone.” Palestine Exploration Fund: Quarterly Statement [PEFSt.] 1, no. 4 (1869): 169–82. LINK
The following are not found online but would be helpful if you can find them in your local library:

  • Fagan, Brian M. A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN: 978-0131776982.
  • Fagan, Brian M. Return to Babylon: Travelers, Archaeologists and Monuments in Mesopotamia. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown & Co., 1979.
  • Fagan, Brian M. The Adventure of Archaeology. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1985. ISBN: 978-0870448140.

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