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King Herod's dream : Caesarea on the sea

Author: Kenneth G Holum; Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service.; Thomas M. Evans Gallery.; et al
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Caesarea is one of the richest archaeological sites in Israel. Located on the Mediterranean coast, this urban center was a port of great vitality that survived until the thirteenth century. Recently archaeologists both on land and underwater have discovered many of the secrets of Caesarea, enabling them to reconstruct what the city was like and the manner of life therein. This profusely illustrated volume offers the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Herod, King of Judea; Hérode, roi des Juifs; Hérode, (roi des Juifs ;; Herod, King of Judea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth G Holum; Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service.; Thomas M. Evans Gallery.; et al
ISBN: 0393024938 9780393024937
OCLC Number: 16923438
Notes: "Published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service ... Itinerary 1988-90: Evans Gallery ... ", and others--Verso t.p.
Description: 244 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Archaeologists and a city --
The search for Strato's Tower --
King Herod's city --
The daughter of Edom : Caesarea in the Roman Period --
The advent of Christianity : Caesarea in the Byzantine period --
Caesarea under Muslim rule : "a beautiful city ... on the Greek Sea" --
Caesarea under Crusader rule : a European city in the Holy Land --
Desolation and development.
Responsibility: Kenneth G. Holum ... [et al.] ; general editors, Kenneth G. Holum, Robert L. Hohlfelder ; editor for architecture, Robert L. Vann ; consulting editor, Roberta Blender Maltese.

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Caesarea is one of the richest archaeological sites in Israel. Located on the Mediterranean coast, this urban center was a port of great vitality that survived until the thirteenth century. Recently archaeologists both on land and underwater have discovered many of the secrets of Caesarea, enabling them to reconstruct what the city was like and the manner of life therein. This profusely illustrated volume offers the results of the archaeologists' findings, describing their methods and adventures as well.

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