By Donald T. Ariel

This can be the 1st of the ultimate studies of the excavations on the urban of David directed by means of the overdue Prof. Yigal Shiloh, following the intervening time file released as Qedem 19. It offers the assemblages of chosen teams of unearths from all components and sessions of the location, totally illustrated with photos and drawings. the quantity opens with an In Memoriam to Yigal Shiloh, a bibliography of his guides and a stratigraphic precis of Strata 1-6 by means of Prof. Shiloh. the massive assemblage of imported stamped amphora handles from the Hellenistic and Early Roman sessions is released, with dialogue of subject matters reminiscent of the contents and typology of the amphoras, the prospective purposes for the decline in imports after the mid-2nd century BCE, and their foundation in line with neutron activation research. Chapters on cash of the Hellenistic via medieval sessions, and labored bone and ivory artifacts from the Early Bronze Age via Byzantine sessions (most from the Iron Age), stick with. The book of the glass fragments, such a lot relationship from the Hellenistic and Early Roman sessions, is of specific curiosity in view of the proof for early glass-blowing in Jerusalem.

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