The Temple Complex at Horvat Omrit

Volume 1: The Architecture

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Volume One of The Temple Complex at Horvat Omrit presents a detailed examination of the surviving architecture of the three Roman period temple phases at the newly excavated sanctuary at the archaeological site of Omrit in northern Israel. All three temples were built according to the Corinthian order and the author describes and illustrates the state of the remains, proposes reconstructions of each phase, and places each temple in the broader historical context.

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Biographical Note
Michael C. Nelson, Ph.D. (2001), is an Associate Professor of Art History at Queens College of the City University of New York. He is a field archaeologist working in Greece and Israel and has published accounts of his field work at Bronze Age, Roman and Byzantine sites.
Table of contents
INTRODUCTION TO THE FINAL REPORT ON THE EXCAVATIONS OF THE OMRIT TEMPLE COMPLEX
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION TO THE TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE VOLUME
NOTES ON TERMINOLOGY, CONVENTIONS, AND ABBREVIATIONS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
1. THE BUILDING SEQUENCE AND THE STATE OF THE REMAINS
Pre-ES Building
The Early Shrine
Temple One (T1)
Temple Two (T2)
Post-Roman Period Activity
2. THE BUILDING PROCESS: MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
Site Preparation
Building Materials
Building and Construction Techniques
Wall Construction
Foundation Construction and the First Course of Masonry
Wall Construction and Stone Working
Column Construction and Trabeated Architecture
Columns and Stone-working
Columns and Lifting and Positioning
Masons’ Marks (Assembly Marks)
Stylobate Construction
Finishing
3. THE EARLY SHRINE AND ITS TEMENOS
In Situ Architecture
Fallen Architecture
ES Temenos Wall and Ancillary Structures
In Situ Architecture
Fallen Architecture
Reused Architecture
ES Platform and Pedestals
4. THE ARCHITECTURE OF TEMPLE ONE (T1)
In Situ Architecture
Fallen Architecture
Temenos and Altar
5. THE ARCHITECTURE OF TEMPLE TWO (T2)
In Situ Architecture
Fallen Architecture
Temenos and Ancillary Structures
6. RECONSTRUCTION
T2
T1
ES1
ES2
ES Temenos Wall
7. CONTEXT AND STYLE
ES
T1
T2
ILLUSTRATIONS
APPENDIX A: BLOCK TABLES
APPENDIX B: BLOCK CATALOG
APPENDIX C: SURVEYING AND DRAWING METHODOLOGY
APPENDIX D: LINTEL OR ARCH?
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
Readership
All interested in the archaeology, history and architectural history of Roman period sanctuaries and temples in the East (i.e. the Levant).
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