The Archaeology of the Ostraca House at Israelite Samaria: Epigraphic Discoveries in Complicated Contexts - ASOR Annual 70 - Annual of ASOR (Hardback)
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The Archaeology of the Ostraca House at Israelite Samaria: Epigraphic Discoveries in Complicated Contexts - ASOR Annual 70 - Annual of ASOR (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 09/03/2017
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Robert J. Bull began the excavation of a vault on the south side of the Inner Harbour of Caesarea Maritima, Israel. The vault was one of a row of warehouses built to store goods unloaded from the harbour built by Herod the Great.

Begins with an introduction to the excavation process; the study of the stratigraphy (analysis of the order and position of layers of archaeological remains) considers the later excavations of the adjoining vault, and includes new photographs, plans, and section drawings. The original construction phase, the vault's transformation into a Mithraeum (a sanctuary or temple of the god Mithras), abandonment, and final use as a "charnel house" are discussed in detail.

Also, includes detailed studies of the fragmentary wall paintings depicting Mithraic iconography, and of the medallion found inside the vault, in the context of the practices of Mithraism in the ancient world. The reconstruction of the ceiling splay and the interpretation in terms of astrological symbolism important to Mithraism are also detailed.

A second volume describing the structure of the vault and the material culture found is planned.






Publisher: American Schools of Oriental Research
ISBN: 9780897570954
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 848 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 mm

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