Jerusalem Explored, Being a Description of the Ancient and Modern City, with Numerous Illustrations Consisting of Views, Ground plans, and Sections, by Ermete Pierotti… Translated by Thomas George Bonney. Bell and Daldy Publishing. London, 1864. English. The text Volume.
An English edition of the study of the Italian engineer and archaeologist Ermete Pierotti about Jerusalem. Volume I: Text.
Pierotti, an Italian engineer and archaeologist from Modena. In 1854, he came to Jerusalem after being chosen by the Pasha to serve as a consultant for the renovation work on the Temple Mount. He served as the construction engineer of many buildings built in Jerusalem In the period before the beginning of Jewish settlement, and following his skills he was appointed engineer of the city of Jerusalem. This position opened up places that were closed to Western scholars, especially the Temple Mount and its mosques. The book "Jerusalem Explored" is the result of a long historical and archaeological research in the city. When he published his monumental book, in the middle of the 19th century, it was alleged that the information published by him, and especially his plans and photographs, and consequently his scientific conclusions, were literary theft. The controversy rolled to the courts in London. In the Paris archives found a document related to the Kingdom of Sardinia that was allied with Napoleon III, and according to the document Captain Pierotti was found guilty of embezzlement of his military unit, and as a punishment was demoted and permanently expelled from his homeland in 1849. The document they found was made public, as a result of which Pirotti disappeared from Jerusalem, suddenly similar to his sudden appearance about a decade earlier.
Volume: XII, 339,  p. Detached pages. Spine missing. Stains. Tears at the edges of the front cover. general condition moderate.