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Studia Palmyreńskie 14
Palmyrene Studies 14

Observations on the topography of Palmyra

Author(s): Jacques Seigne
Contributor(s): Grzegorz Majcherek (Editor), Michał Gawlikowski (Editor), Andreas Schmidt-Colinet (Editor), Katarzyna Bartkiewicz (Editor), Iwona Zych (Editor), Ewa Czyżewska-Zalewska (Composer)
Subject(s): History, Archaeology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: ancient Palmyra; architecture of Palmyra; urban development of Palmyra; topography of Palmyra; water supply in Palmyra
Summary/Abstract: An important question in Palmyrene archaeology (and archaeology in general) is whether the relative, a fortiori absolute, chronology of monuments certain. There is a considerable number of inscriptions from the site, most of them well dated, but these are honorary dedications engraved a posteriori on existing monuments seldom allowing direct dating of specific buildings. For the most part, they provide a probable commissioning date rather than the date when the foundation stone was laid or the work completed. The dating of monuments through an architectural analysis and reassignment, if possible, of well-dated texts relating to their construction or inauguration is, therefore, a priority. The author’s observations made over long years spent in Palmyra, and the re-examination of old data, lets him propose new hypotheses concerning the chronology of certain structures and monumental complexes and, hence, to contribute to the discussion on the urban development of Palmyra.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-5496-7
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-5488-2
  • Page Count: 298
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: French