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ARCHAEOLOGY – IN ISRAEL

 

Including Hazor, Masada, Qumran caves and the Dead Sea scolls.

 

 

X          270002          05:00:00 - 05:16:50            Israel  1955 + 1969 SD        COL      Hazor Archaeological Excavation Reel 1
Yadin to camera narrating the history of Hazor and reason for excavation as he walks along site. Refers to Biblical references, Pharaonic references and the letters of Tel Amarna. Throughout film Yadin narrates - both to camera and V/O. map of location, showing its strategic place.   Yadin to camera intercut with details of ruins and finds. Refers to Professor Garstein (previous archaeologist to excavate). CUs figurines, inscriptions,  pharaohs mummies, hieroglyphs (relating to Hazor).  Egyptian wall paintings. - Egyptian coins found at Hazor.  Pans along Tel Hazor.  05:05:35 1955 footage fo first season dig.  - LS and CUs excavating, little train built for getting rid of earth dig up. Chute on slope on mount. Nicknamed ŇHazor ExpressÓ (05:06:33). 
New immigrant labourers hired to help with dig forming chain to rid area of heavy rocks.  Cubes help to mark squared off plots to identify areas of dig.  Clay sherds (shards) found, washed (05:07:50) collected, identified, glued together and recorded.
05:08:27 Yadin to camera re how to identify the nature of the enclosure. AVs site. Remains of houses, stone foundations of walls,  05:11:10 fine brush for removing delicate objects.    graphs of strata of different cities/ layers, proof fires, layers of ash, gates to city, CUs door shoe, vessels, pots, bowls - including examples of Mycenaean pottery imported form Greece.  05:12:03 Little terracotta bull.   pulling out huge jug. Hebrew door sill over Canaanite temple.  05:13:19 Site of child burial - skeletons of children and babies buried in large vessels. 05:13:50  paintbrushes to clean teeth and uncover the skeletons.  AVs remains of temples, Canaanite Deity (05:14:44) , standing stones, 05:15:09 -one carved with two hands - symbol of Moon God, also statue of Moon God.  Pottery, clay containers for worship. - silver plated statue -  05:15:55 image of woman with snake. 05:16:30 PotterŐs wheel and clay mask.
 - End reel 1.
NB  MUSIC SECTIONS ON SOUND TRACK MUST BE CLEARED



X          270002          05:17:51 - 05:40:00            Israel  1955 + 1969 SD        COL      Hazor Archaeological Excavation  Reel 2 
CU clay masks. Yadin walking and talking on site in front of huge Canaanite sacrificial stone (3-4 tons)(05:18:24),  - Orthostats (standing stones). Digging with picks.  Cutting trench to find objects in temple. various basalt statues with emblems of Hadad, weather God.  05:21:14 Bull, other animal figures.  Large cooking and storage vessels.  Drainage pipe for draining blood of animal sacrifices.   Statue of man.  Bronze plate of Canaanite leader wrapped in robe.  Cuneiform Babylonian writing.    05:23:12 Removal of debris uncovers basalt lion, hauled up with jack of car.    Head of lioness.  05:24:03 Crane lifting lion out of ground (15th Cent BC).   Yadin to camera, climbing Tel.   Row of pillars, sickle 4th Cent BC, trench to find 21 different layers.  AVs floors, walls etc.  05:26:28- SolomonŐs casement walls, fortifications, city gates - similar to gates discovered in Megiddo.  Quote from Bible which helped them identify the finds. Refers to archaeologist MacAlister.    05:29:14 Gezer excavations by American team. - ŇprovesÓ YadinŐs theory about SolomonŐs gates.  Casement wall from time of King Ahab. Citadel discovered in 1955. Two capitals of pillars.  Excavations in progress in merchantŐs houses;   05:31:59 pestle and mortar.  House with flight of stairs, pillared courtyard.  Rich manŐsŐ house, leaning pillars - poss caused by earthquake.  Beautiful pots and vases.   05:33:06 Hebrew inscriptions, ivory and carved stone objects.    05:34:25 Blocked gate in ancient city wall - camouflage (against Tiglath Pillesser II attack) - evidence of his destroying Hazor - ashes on objects.   Yadin in vision walking around dig.   05:36:16 Yadin sync. re search for spring, water source.   enters deep shaft, throws stone down, 05:37:25 hits underground water table.
Yadin walking along different parts of excavation.
NB  MUSIC SECTIONS ON SOUND TRACK MUST BE CLEARED

X          220483          01:01:28 - 02:49:39            Israel  1969   SIL       COL      Hazor - Outtakes
02:20:20 (time code jump) houses in Galilee - kibbutz.  Vessels uncovered,  man kneeling sorting vessels in situ.  Hands carved on stone (Moon God), stone statues, basalt lion.
01:04:13 Fine brush to unearth delicate vessels. 01:04:46 skeletons and burial vase. Careful removal of small vase from vessels. Woman grinding stone.  graphs. 01:05:39 man with wheelbarrow carting out shards. stone entrance.  Various  stone door furniture.  01:07:18 digging along deep ancient wall, vessel buried underneath.  AVs walls.  01:08:43 very large bowls and vases. , removing heavy stones and c containers - reveals statues etc. various archaeological finds. Basalt god swivels on round stone.  01:10:48 very old man digging. carvings, digging with spade to reveal door hinge ?, sweeping earth, vessels buried in earth, paintbrush to clean around, AVs people digging.  01:14:30 lion head, gradually digging out whole body of lion, tying lion on to planks and cranking up. Crane lifts lion.
01:19:35 Prime Minister David Ben Gurion visiting, helped up rock by archaeologist Yigael Yadin, other guests including IDF Chief of Staff Haim Laskov & other generals.   Greeting President Ben Zvi and wife out of car, talking and showing. President examines shards. Others washing shards.
Piles of shards being sorted. women sitting around table and eating.  01:21:45 woman restoring vessels.  01:22:20 - AVs Hazor site and excavations.  Finding  vessels.  Large urns, women sorting shards. Pillars, lion, skeletons of children, winch, more, repeat activities of objects and activities.
01:32:55 MS Ben Gurion walking along high stone wall, led by Yadin. Army Generals follow (brief).
Deep shaft, removing lion, more vessels, statures, lion, small bull, AV clearing earth with wheelbarrows, cleaning pottery.
01:38:10 Black where reel ended. Restarts after 01:42:42.  Clearing earth gently with small tools and brushes. Various vessels.
01:42:59 Archaeological team poses for group shot - Yadin joins the frame and sits in middle front.
01:43:30 deep shaft . Old man sweeping. Various sections of the digs. AVs the Tel and surrounding countryside. Flight of steps.
01:49:40 Yadin (suit and tie) standing on platform showing vessel to young woman.  Seems to be a conference or convention (signs behind them - picture is flipped) CUs Yadin
01:50:10 On Hazor site - AVs various parts of dig.
Repeat group shot - soft focus.  Back on archaeological site - many shards, stone etc.  Ancient walls, fields around Tel, inscriptions on stones, Pan  landscape around the Tel, AV whole Tel. Many shots of activities and findings, including pillars, stone walls, people digging, stone water pipes /  gutters, urns etc.
Black over reel change, time code repetition for a few seconds. Similar shots of finds, area, work, cleaning, AVs site. Women washing shards in troughs. LS and AVs Tel l.  Deities, statues etc.  DayŐs work ends, coaches pick up workers.  Repeat or similar winching of large lion. Basalt stones. Train takes away debris.

 

            221088          16:11:06 - 16:12:01            ISRAEL            1956   SD        B/W    News In Brief: Palestine
Biblical city of Hazor unearthed by archaeologists of the Hebrew University led by Dr Yigael Yadin [16:11:12, with shooting stick] - archaeologists & students digging & sifting through ruins.  Broken pottery shards reconstructed.
Archaeology.  Middle East.  Holy Land.  1950s.

X          200533          03:13:06 - 03:27:23
            Israel  1963   Si         col       Outtakes of MASSADA. Archeological excavations at Masada, near Dead Sea in Israel.
03:13:32 GVs of rock
03:13:50  Dead Sea.  Eagle flying.  Pan along Masada, then from Dead Sea to Masada.  Herod's Palace and Roman encampment. Overhead shot of visitors.  Pan up Columns of Herod's Palace.  Various shots of stone warehouses.  Mosaic floors.  Various locations on top of Massada, including Dead Sea in background.
03:25:32 Dead Sea close-ups with Salt on dead branches.

 

X          270004          07:00:00 - 07:11:44            ISRAEL            2003 Sept       SD        COL      Masada Ceremony
Part of Ceremony to mark Masada as World Heritage Site
Film projected on large outdoor screen - Doc on Masada - AVs and other details of Tel (archaeological mount). includes shots from Yigael YadinŐs excavation on site, with international volunteers working, Includes SOF Yadin speaking about finds (tape sound track in Hebrew).
07:02:03 Top of Masada lit up by torches - spectacular display of light and sound. Smoke and fire effects.
07:03:55 ballet on stage.
07:05:07 (Son & Lumiere)  Procession of children from around the world carrying their national flags, descending from the mount towards the stage (audience in foreground clapping)
07:08:40 Fire works display - good for any generic fireworks shots (picture only).

A          270007          04:01:02 - 04:26:28            Israel  1959   SIL       B/W    Including:

04:05:50 - GV Masada, men climb the mount, ruins on top. Dead Sea from top of mount, Roman encampment, HerodŐs castle (all before Yadin excavation in the 1960s). Driving along Dead Sea, man into salty sea, egg floats on water, man floats. Ein Gedi oasis, waterfall and pool. Landrover through canyon.
04:11:36 - Bedouin camp. sheiks welcome then. Inside tent with ornate rugs. Riding on camels. Donkeys with baby donkey. Sheep. Goats.  Boy climbing camel.  Trekking with camels along desert. Sword fighting - argument. Caravan of camels. Man coming out of cave.
04:20:17 Hebrew University , CU Yigael Yadin Ňauthority on Dead Sea ScrollÓ and son of late Professor Sukenik who early recognized the value of scroll.
Into vaults of University where scrolls are kept. jars where scrolls were found, Yadin showing photographers the scrolls, esp the Isaiah scroll (like Bible book of Isaiah) - longest and best preserved.  Finger pointing at ancient Hebrew text on parchment. Habakuk commentary. 04:23:39 - Thanksgiving scroll - faded, unknown to Bible.
04:24:12 - out of vault. Man shooting of camera.  Title ŇSand Sheiks and Scrolls:.
04:24:52

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A          270008          05:12:56 - 05:42:29            Israel  1963   SD        B/W    Return to Masada
Commentary re excavation in October 1963. First few minutes water damaged - poor quality.  05:14:09 - helicopters flying and landing - Israeli army help to the excavation. volunteers digging. Wheelbarrows with shards, sieving fragments. 05:15:04 - map of location.
05:15:15 Aerial views of Dead Sea and top of Masada. Digging. chart of site. Western palace - King HerodŐs admin center. Ritual baths. 05:16:24 - mosaic floor, - Hellenistic design. Using fine brushes to reveal mosaic.
Roman baths.  Underground cistern to provide water in this desert fort. Channels storm water. waterfall. HA excavation site. store houses. reconstruction of the stone walls of original grain store houses. 05:20:21 - Northern Palace of Herod. Aerial views of whole fort including mountainous surroundings.  Various levels of palace with mosaics. columns, Hebrew marking, circular foundation, pillars with painted plaster.
05:22:45 - Yadin, director of Masada expedition - Yadin sitting on shooting stick. 05:23:00 - sync Yadin to camera re harsh hot weather  05:23:35 - youth paramilitary practising rifle shooting.  GVs. 05:24:20 - desert storm. 05:24:50 - flowers emerge after storm. 05:25:09 - Yadin sync re young volunteers who change every fortnight to dig on site. Volunteers climbing mount. 05:25:58 - interview English volunteer about why he came.  Various excavating activities including rolling rock down mountain. 27:30 - working day ends. 05:28:02 - singing around camp fire. accordion.
05:29:20 - Radio in Hebrew - morning call. Out of tents and back up mountain. More archaeological activities - sorting through sherds, finding coin. GVs fortified wall of Masada. Charcoal stove. grind stone for flour. 05:32:24 - finding of scrolls (CU of Hebrew text - upside down...).  05:32:55 Yadin examining a find.  Finds are marked. Restoring pots by trying to fit sherd pottery pieces. Draughtsmanship - of pots. Punched card system for filing finds. Oil lamps, spoons, keys , womanŐs sandal, basket, cloth, arrowheads.
05:37:23 - aerial of Roman encampment on West side, Yadin looking down. Catapult and stone missiles.  Ramp. 05:39:33 Yadin sync to camera - re Roman siege. and the final suicide story of the Zealot (melodramatic mode of storytelling).  GVs  Masada and environs.

 

A          270008          05:01:00 - 05:12:10            Israel  1963   Sd        col       Masada
Archaeological Excavations near Dead Sea in Israel.
Sherds with ancient Hebrew inscriptions.  Scroll fragments.
Various views of this fortress rock.  Roman relics.  Birds flying in sky.  Crows perched on rock.
Archaeologists at work.  Yigael Yadin examining finds.  Coins - Shekel with pomegranate motif (05:04:18). Posts, Yadin (05:04:38) at magnifying glass checking scroll fragments.  GVs Masada, HerodŐs palace. Frescoes, murals  restorations, mosaic floor.  GVs Judean desert, river bed, Digging and scaling high rock. Water reservoir.   Warehouses with date stone.  Herod's palace details.  05:08:18 - GVs Masada.  Volunteers digging. synagogue.  Woman making pitta bread in ancient stove.  Comb, beads.  Roman camps in surrounding, stone "bulletsÓ.  Roman ramparts.  Sherds with inscription (Hebrew names).  Braid of hair (05:11:23).  Basketry.
Visitors to site, Rabbi visiting with Torah on shoulder.

 

A          270007          04:01:02 - 04:26:28            Israel  1959   SIL       B/W    INCLUDING:
04:04:45 map. Dramatisation of the discovery of a scroll - Bedouin with goats across desert, goat on high mountain ledge.
04:05:50 - American photographers DJ Nelson & Milt Farney (?), full frontal of Masada, men climb the mount, ruins on top. Dead Sea from top of mount, Roman encampment, HerodŐs castle (all before Yadin excavation in the 1960s). Driving along Dead Sea, man into salty sea, egg floats on water, man floats. Ein Gedi oasis, waterfall and pool. Landrover through canyon.
04:11:36 - Bedouin camp. sheiks welcome then. Inside tent with ornate rugs. Riding on camels. Donkeys with baby donkey. Sheep. Goats.  Boy climbing camel.  Trekking with camels along desert. Sword fighting - argument. Caravan of camels. Man coming out of cave.
04:20:17 Hebrew University , CU Yigael Yadin Ňauthority on Dead Sea ScrollÓ and son of late Professor Sukenik who early recognized the value of scroll.
Into vaults of University where scrolls are kept. jars where scrolls were found, Yadin showing photographers the scrolls, esp the Isaiah scroll (like Bible book of Isaiah) - longest and best preserved.  Finger pointing at ancient Hebrew text on parchment. Habakuk commentary. 04:23:39 - Thanksgiving scroll - faded, unknown to Bible.
04:24:12

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A          270007          04:25:53 - 04:52:17            Jordan Israel  1959   SD        B/W    INCLUDING:
04:29:30 - pan over rooftops of Jerusalem. CU Professor Avigad studying fragments of Dead Sea Scroll. CU matching bit with tweezers and reading through magnifying glass. Transliterating onto notebook Hebrew text.
04:32:11 pan over Old City of Jerusalem (part of Jordan) - dome of the rock, Gath Semane.  Barbed wire. Forces photographers to fly fro Israeli Jerusalem to Jordanian Jerusalem via Athens.
Aerial views of port of Jaffa, plane wing, Mediterranean islands, approaching Athens. Landing, Acropolis. BEA plane - boarding. 
04:34:50 - Damascus Gate (of Old city of Jerusalem. Various churches, Rockefeller Museum. 04:35:36 Inside museum - Jars with scrolls, fragments. Reconstructed writing tables and inkwells from Qumran caves. Coin of Romans and King HerodŐs time.
04:37:01 - Kando  the middle man who received the first scrolls from the Bedouins and sold them on to scholars. 04:37:32 - POV car along desert to Amman - museum.  04:38:20 - NG

04:38:43 - Dr. Adjani museum curator in Amman - shows jars.  skulls several thousand years old, perhaps from Jericho. Artefacts from Jericho, head of Tigi, Goddess of Amman., coins. Curator shows sections of famous copper scroll Ňfirst motion picture film of this scrollÓ). - taken out to bright sunlight for shooting. CU bits of scroll. Curator examining scroll and pointing to it. 04:43:14 - on the road, camel crosses road, woman drawing water from hole. Arab / Bedouin men riding on camels at a fast trot. On the road again towards Qumran caves.  Dead sea waves lapping shore. man tasting sand for salt. Qumran monastery excavations. Men going into Qumran caves using torches made of rags soaked in petrol tied to wooden club.
04:49:06 Hidden City of Petra including temple of Nabateans. Beautiful carvings into rock.
04:50:46
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A          270008          05:12:56 - 05:42:29            Israel  1963   SIL       B/W    Return to Masada
05:14:09 - helicopters flying and landing - Israeli army help to the excavation. volunteers digging. Wheelbarrows with shards, sieving fragments. 05:15:04 - map of location.
05:15:15 Aerial views of Dead Sea and top of Masada. Digging. chart of site. Western palace - King HerodŐs admin center. Ritual baths. 05:16:24 - mosaic floor, - Hellenistic design. Using fine brushes to reveal mosaic.
Roman baths.  Underground cistern to provide water in this desert fort. Channels storm water. waterfall. HA excavation site. store houses. reconstruction of the stone walls of original grain store houses. 05:20:21 - Northern Palace of Herod. Aerial views of whole fort including mountainous surroundings.  Various levels of palace with mosaics. columns, Hebrew marking, circular foundation, pillars with painted plaster.
05:22:45 - Yadin, director of Masada expedition - Yadin sitting on shooting stick. 05:23:00 - sync Yadin to camera re harsh hot weather  05:23:35 - youth paramilitary practising rifle shooting.  GVs. 05:24:20 - desert storm. 05:24:50 - flowers emerge after storm. 05:25:09 - Yadin sync re young volunteers who change every fortnight to dig on site. Volunteers climbing mount. 05:25:58 - interview English volunteer about why he came.  Various excavating activities including rolling rock down mountain. 27:30 - working day ends. 05:28:02 - singing around camp fire. accordion.
05:29:20 - Radio in Hebrew - morning call. Out of tents and back up mountain. More archaeological activities - sorting through sherds, finding coin. GVs fortified wall of Masada. Charcoal stove. grind stone for flour. 05:32:24 - finding of scrolls (CU of Hebrew text - upside down...).  05:32:55 Yadin examining a find.  Finds are marked. Restoring pots by trying to fit sherd pottery pieces. Draughtsmanship - of pots. Punched card system for filing finds. Oil lamps, spoons, keys , womanŐs sandal, basket, cloth, arrowheads.
05:37:23 - aerial of Roman encampment on West side, Yadin looking down. Catapult and stone missiles.  Ramp. 05:39:33 Yadin sync to camera - re Roman siege. and the final suicide story of the Zealot (melodramatic mode of storytelling).  GVs  Masada and environs.

 

A          270008          05:01:00 - 05:12:10            Israel  1963   Sd        col       Masada
Archaeological Excavations near Dead Sea in Israel.
Sherds with ancient Hebrew inscriptions.  Scroll fragments.
Various views of this fortress rock.  Roman relics.  Birds flying in sky.  Crows perched on rock.
Archaeologists at work.  Yigael Yadin examining finds.  Coins - Shekel with pomegranate motif (05:04:18). Posts, Yadin (05:04:38) at magnifying glass checking scroll fragments.  GVs Masada, HerodŐs palace. Frescoes, murals  restorations, mosaic floor.  GVs Judean desert, river bed, Digging and scaling high rock. Water reservoir.   Warehouses with date stone.  Herod's palace details.  05:08:18 - GVs Masada.  Volunteers digging. synagogue.  Woman making pitta bread in ancient stove.  Comb, beads.  Roman camps in surrounding, stone "bulletsÓ.  Roman ramparts.  Sherds with inscription (Hebrew names).  Braid of hair (05:11:23).  Basketry.
Visitors to site, Rabbi visiting with Torah on shoulder.

 

            221332          01:21:52 - 01:26:27            USA      1965   SIL       B/W    [Dead Sea Scrolls of Jordan:  Smithsonian Exhibit]  (1965)
Ext. Smithsonian Institution Natural History Building.  CU plaque.  Exhibit sign:  The Dead Sea Scrolls of Jordan.  Picture of President Johnson & King Hussein of Jordan.  Reception line w/ Dillon Ripley & Ambassador of Jordan (?) greeting guests including Supreme Court Justice Warren, Dean Rusk. 
01:23:37  Guests milling around exhibit boards; CU of drawings of locations of scrolls & text.  Drawn maps.  CU Rusk looking.  Photographs of scrolls & reproductions. 
01:25:13  Pottery exhibited.  Riply showing Sec. Dean Rusk around.  Coins from find exhibited.  Lamps exhibited.
01:26:09  CU of people looking.  View length of hall.
Exhibit was organized by Henry Detweiler, Gus W. Van Beek & R.G. Arneson.

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