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9788789438030

Hama Foulilles Recherches 1931-1938

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  • ISBN13:

    9788789438030

  • ISBN10:

    8789438035

  • Edition: Illus.
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-11-01
  • Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
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Summary

Two-Volume Set. This is the last volume in the series of reports from the Danish excavations on the ancient Tall of the important Syrian site and town of Hama. It presents the medieval architecture of the mound from the Arab conquest in 636 to 1401 when the citadel of Hama was destroyed by Timur Lenk. The excavations revealed that the early Islamic town was not as insignificant as previously believed. The periods of Hama's greatest strength were, however, the 12th and 13th centuries, when many different structures were built on the mound, such as a bath, mills and other industrial structures (among these a workshop for the production of grenades). Its fortifications mainly dated from the 12th century, although an older Byzantine wall was also found.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Mound and Its Enclosure Wall
The Stratigraphy
The Architecture of the Central Area of the Mound
The Architecture of the Southern Area of the Mound
Catalogue of Architectural Finds
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
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