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Edited by G. Papantoniou, D. Michaelides and M. Dikomitou-Eliadou, Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas is a collection of 29 chapters with an introduction presenting diverse and innovative approaches (archaeological, stylistic, iconographic, functional, contextual, digital, and physicochemical) in the study of ancient terracottas across the Mediterranean and the Near East, from the Hellenistic period to Late Antiquity. The 34 authors advocate collectively the significance of a holistic approach to the study of coroplastic art, which considers terracottas not simply as works of art but, most importantly, as integral components of ancient material culture. The volume will prove to be an invaluable companion to all those interested in ancient terracottas and their associated iconography and technology, as well as in ancient artefacts and classical archaeology in general.

Excavations directed by R. Reich and E. Shukron exposed remains of the Second Temple-period pool whose estimated dimensions were 50 × 60 m. 2 The pool stretches across the lower part of the Tyropoeon Valley at the site of the present Birket el-Hamra. It is built against the west side of a broad dam wall at

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enclosure could not be left abandoned and Hadrian’s transferred the camp to the Temple Mount enclosure and the foot of its southwestern corner (Fig. 8). 25 H. Geva and the present author suggest that the camp covered the highest part of the Upper City and included, in addition to the areas of the Armenian

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objective of this short summary is to create a synthesis between the various topics discussed in the book and to present some of the difficulties that have not been solved. After the destruction of Jerusalem in 70  CE , the Legio  X Fretensis remained in Jerusalem. The site of the camp has not yet been

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( porta Purga ). 40 As Tsafrir has suggested, the evidence points to the gate’s location in the area of the present Jaffa Gate, but a few dozen meters to its east, on the ridge between the Hinnom Valley in the west and the Transversal Valley in the east. 41 An account of the year 136  CE in Eusebius

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Rapuano 2016. 53 Gath and Rahmani 1977. 54 Zissu and Moyal 1998; Nagar A. 2015; Landes-Nagar 2016. 55 Landes-Nagar, pers. comm . The final excavation report (in the ʿAtiqot series) has not yet been published. However, the excavator, Annette Landes-Nagar, presented and discussed the finds in a research

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segments of this wall are known today around the Old City of Jerusalem. 32 They were exposed underneath the courses of the present-day Ottoman Wall, in the north and the west (Figs. 77, 78), around Mount Zion in the south, and along the City of David and the Ophel in the east (Fig. 79). Several known

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Remains that have already been described and discussed in the research literature are mentioned in brief. New findings are presented in greater detail. For comprehensive descriptions of the archaeological finds of the Roman period in Jerusalem, see Tsafrir 1999a, Geva 1993, inter alia . 24 Wilson and

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Selected Papers of Red Sea Project VII
This book contains a selection of papers presented at the Red Sea VII conference titled “The Red Sea and the Gulf: Two Maritime Alternative Routes in the Development of Global Economy, from Late Prehistory to Modern Times”. The Red Sea and the Gulf are similar geographically and environmentally, and complementary to each other, as well as being competitors in their economic and cultural interactions with the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. The chapters of the volume are grouped in three sections, corresponding to the various historical periods. Each chapter of the book offers the reader the opportunity to travel across the regions of the Red Sea and the Gulf, and from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean from prehistory to the contemporary era.

With contributions by Ahmed Hussein Abdelrahman, Serena Autiero, Mahmoud S. Bashir, Kathryn A. Bard, Alemsege, Beldados, Ioana A. Dumitru, Serena Esposito, Rodolfo Fattovich, Luigi Gallo, Michal Gawlikowski, Caterina Giostra, Sunil Gupta, Michael Harrower, Martin Hense, Linda Huli, Sarah Japp, Serena Massa, Ralph K. Pedersen, Jacke S. Phillips, Patrice Pomey, Joanna K. Rądkowska, Mike Schnelle, Lucy Semaan, Steven E. Sidebotham, Shadia Taha, Husna Taha Elatta, Joanna Then-Obłuska and Iwona Zych