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Wheeler–Kenyon method

The Wheeler–Kenyon method is a method of archaeological excavation. The technique draws its origins from the work of Mortimer Wheeler and Tessa Wheeler at Verulamium, was refined by Kathleen Kenyon during her excavations at Jericho; the Wheeler–Kenyon system involves digging within a series of squares that can vary in size set within a larger grid. This leaves a freestanding wall of earth—known as a "balk" that can range from 50 cm for temporary grids, measure up to 2 m. in width for a deeper square. The Normal width of a permanent balk is 1 m.—on each side of a unit. These vertical slices of earth allow archaeologists to compare the exact provenance of a found object or feature to adjacent layers of earth. During Kenyon's excavations at Jericho, this technique helped discern the long and complicated occupational history of the site, it was believed that this approach allowed more precise stratigraphic observations than earlier "horizontal exposure" techniques which relied on architectural and ceramic analysis.

This method gives archaeologists a grid system to keep better organization of their findings while they dig their squares. These squares give the archaeologists a good look into the stratigraphy of the earth as it is uncovered and remains on the balk walls; the main reason to use this method is to more distinguish the different layers of earth that would signify and detail the occupational history of the site, found in Tells. There are several problems associated with the Wheeler–Kenyon method. First, this stratigraphic dating technique can only be applied to a site that has formed in identifiable layers, it cannot be used on large-scale projects, leaves no opportunity for re-excavation by future archaeologists using improved techniques. This method hides vital walls or important doorways, obstructs earth moving operations, requires significant effort to remove after they have served their intended purpose; the Kenyon–Wheeler method should only be used if the archaeologist intends to makes use of it.

Joseph A. Callaway, "Dame Kathleen Kenyon 1906-1978," The Biblical Archaeologist, Vol. 42, No. 2. Pp. 122–125. Jstor.org online.vkrp.org

Eddie Byrne

Eddie Byrne was an Irish actor. His stage work included many appearances with Dublin's Abbey Theatre, work with the National Theatre in London. Outside Ireland he is best known for his minor role as General Willard in Star Wars, but viewers of horror films might remember him as the sceptical Inspector Mulrooney in The Mummy and as the kindly Dr. Reginald Landers in Island of Terror, he appeared as Inspector O'Neill in the film Jack the Ripper. Eddie Byrne was born in Dublin, he was married to Kitty, had four children: Frank Byrne, Susan Byrne, Michael Byrne & Catherine Byrne. He died of a stroke in Dublin in 1981. Eddie Byrne on IMDb Eddie Byrne BFI

Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court known as, Karnataka Uccha Nyayalaya is the High Court of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in the capital city of Karnataka, it was called as the High Court of Mysore. The High Court functions out of a red brick building known as Attara Kacheri, it is in front of Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the legislature of Karnataka. The Karnataka High Court is functional in Bangalore, Hubli-Dharwad and Gulbarga; the High Court is located in a building called as Attara Kacheri. It is a two-storied building of stone and brick, painted red, in the Graeco-Roman style of architecture – a structure of vast expanse with Ionic porticoes at the center and at the two ends of the elevation; the construction of the building was supervised by Rao Bahadur Arcot Narayanaswami Mudaliar and completed in the year 1868. It was earlier named as Old Public Offices and got its name of Attara Kacheri when the eighteen departments in the general and revenue secretariat of the Mysore Government were shifted here from their crowded premises in Tipu Sultan's summer palace.

Tipu's Palace was only a temporary house for the offices. When Bowring took over as Commissioner after Cubbon, he found the building unsuitable, both because of its state of maintenance as well as its limited accommodation which no longer sufficed for the much increased work of administering the State, it was he who conceived and prepared the plans for a full-fledged secretariat building in the city area. The construction was taken up in 1864 and completed at a cost of Rs. 4.5 lakhs in 1868. There was a proposal to demolish this building in the year 1982. However, a public interest litigation was filed in order to save this old building from getting demolished; this was the first PIL to be filed in the Karnataka High court and the case was heard in the building, supposed to be demolished. In August 1984, the judges M. N. Venkatachaliah and Vittal Rao pronounced a judgement that stayed the demolition; the High Court has a sanctioned judge strength of 62. Many judges have presided in the High Court with four of them including E. S. Venkataramiah, M. N. Venkatachaliah, S. Rajendra Babu and H.

L. Dattu, going on to become the Chief Justice of India and others including Kalmanje Jagannatha Shetty, N. Venkatachala, R. V. Raveendran, Shivaraj Patil, Venkate Gopala Gowda, Mohan Shantanagoudar and S. Abdul Nazeer being appointed as judges in the Supreme Court of India. Raja Dharma Praveena Diwan Bahadur P Mahadevayya, M Sadasivayya, Nittoor Srinivasa Rau, Sam Piroj Bharucha and G. T. Nanavati were some of the famous Chief Justices who presided over this court. Presently, Abhay Shreeniwas Oka is the Chief Justice at the court. High Court of MysoreHigh Court of Karnataka The Karnataka High Court is functional in Bangalore and Gulbarga. There was a long-standing demand for an additional bench: the location of Bangalore in south-east corner of the state caused hardship for people visiting the High Court from the distant northern regions of the state; this issue led to agitation, including boycott of court proceedings by lawyers in the northern region. The demand was met in the year 2006 when it was decided that circuit benches of the High Court would be set up in Dharwad and Gulbarga.

The new branches were inaugurated on 5 July 2008, respectively. There was demand to make both Dharwad and Gulbarga benches permanent. Dharwad circuit bench became a permanent bench from 25 August 2013 and Gulbarga circuit bench became a permanent bench from 31 August 2013. In late 2002, 14 newspapers and periodicals reported that some judges from the High Court of Karnataka were involved in a sex scandal in Mysore. A high-level judicial inquiry committee was established by the Chief Justice; the committee acquitted the judges as they could not find any substantive evidence. High Courts of India Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts Judge strength in High Courts increased Dharwad HC circuit bench gets permanent tag - Business Standard News Royaloo Chetty, T.. A Brief Sketch of the Life of T. R. A. Thumboo Chetty, C. I. E, Formerly Chief Judge and Officiating Dewan of Mysore.. Hoe & Co. Madras. Official Karnataka High Court website Luminaries who presided over the High Court