Living so close to Silwan, I had to investigate it more. A predominantly Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem, it is the largest excavation site in all of Israel and Palestine, and one of the most controversial in the world. This episode I look into life in Silwan through lived experience and organizations working in the area. I also wrote a story about my walk through Silwan which I narrate at the end of the podcast.
In the next episode I talk to one of the alternative archaeologists from Emek Shaveh about his perspective on the excavations in Silwan and about cultural heritage in general. Be sure to listen to both podcasts!