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The Significance of the Palaestra at Hellenistic Jebel Khalid on the Euphrates in North Syria

Clarke, Graeme


When the early-third century BCE planners of Jebel Khalid were making provisions in the lay-out of the new settlement for public facilities, they located a site for a palaestra (a type of gymnasium) in a central position (‘Area C’), just to the south of the market area (‘Area S’) and to the north of the Temple sanctuary (‘Area B’) but on a direct alignment with it. This public facility was designed to serve a number of functions

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Bulletin
Access Rights: Free Access via publisher website


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