The narrative, which starts with the wortld of David abd concludes with today's tragic conflicts, deserves to be heard.
vivid, violent, anecdotal and full of crazy, gung-ho, OTT characters, such as King Soloman ordering a pre-assembled, ready-to-go Holy of Holies because there was to be no hammering or noise in the House of God; and Captain Monty Parker, the panniless young aristocratic chancer who led an archaeological dig in 1909 which a Finnish spiritualist, a Swedish minder and an Armenian fixer to find the missing Ark of the Covenant ... Guess what, it wasn't there.
a fascinating tour through the bloody history of the city, read by the wonderful Andrew Sachs.
Documenting each conquest and conflict this book is a fascinating read and a significant accomplishment.