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Title The Holy Land : an Oxford archaeological guide from earliest times to 1700 / Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP, École Biblique et Archéologique Française, Jerusalem.
Author Murphy-O'Connor, J. (Jerome), 1935-2013.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition Fifth edition.
Revised and expanded.
Description xxiii, 551 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Call # 956.94 M
Series Oxford archaeological guides
Oxford archaeological guides.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The City of Jerusalem -- Walls and gates -- The Citadel -- The Muslim quarter -- The Christian quarter -- The Armenian quarter -- The Jewish quarter -- Haram esh-Sharif (Temple Mount) -- Excavations at the Western Wall Plaza -- Mount Sion -- The City of David and the Kidron Valley -- Tombs in the valleys -- The Mount of Olives -- New city: northern section -- New city: western section -- New city: southern section -- 2. Guide to the land.
Summary "Of immense significance to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the Holy Land has been attracting visitors since the fifth century BC. With even-handed authority and reverence, this book describes a huge variety of sites, including Stone Age caves, the grandiose buildings of Herod the Great, Roman roads, Byzantine churches and synagogues, the hunting palaces of Muslim princes and the mosques they frequented, Crusader castles and chapels, and beautifully decorated Mamluk houses. Covering all the main sites in the city of Jerusalem and throughout Israel, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights, this is the ultimate visitor guide to the rich archeaological heritage of the region"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Palestine -- Antiquities -- Guidebooks.
Palestine -- Guidebooks.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Palestine -- Guidebooks.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Excavations (Archaeology) (OCoLC)fst00917564
Middle East -- Palestine. (OCoLC)fst01207534
Genre Guidebooks. (OCoLC)fst01423871
ISBN 9780199236664 (pbk.)
0199236666 (pbk.)

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