Captain Montagu Parker talks to The Times

Capt. Parker told The Times that his dig in Jerusalem would resume on this day 110 years ago. They were secretly searching for the Ark of the Covenant and had sparked riots in April 1911 when they dug in the Dome of the Rock.  They had bribed the guardian of the Haram al-Sharif to be allowed to dig in the Dome of the Rock. In the end they only set sail for Jaffa in September.