Peter Jackson (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on CanvasSize:
23" x 19" (590mm x 490mm)Date:
1964This is the original Watercolour painting by Peter Jackson.
After Jerusalem, Jericho is the most excavated site in Israel. Charles Warren in 1868 sank several shafts but concluded that nothing was to be found (he missed the Neolithic tower by a metre!). Germans Sellin and Watzinger excavated 1907-13, Garstang 1930-36 and Kenyon 1952-58. An Italian-Palestinian team excavated for several years beginning in 1997.
This nicely detailed work by Peter Jackson depicts everyday life in the town in the years before the city was destroyed by Joshua.
This is the original artwork for illustration on pp12-13 of The Bible Story issue no 21.