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The Jebel Khalid Temple: Continuity and Change

Clarke, Graeme

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Excavation has revealed an amphiprostyle, Doric, east-facing temple, the construction of which appears to have commenced about the second quarter of the third century BCE. Whilst the outward appearance of the structure is undoubtedly Greek (although the Doric order is somewhat modified), the internal layout and proportions of the cella of the temple conform more to a Mesopotamian formula, with a tripartite adyton. This hybridity was no doubt deliberate and the statuary recovered in the course...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63912
Book Title: Religious Identities in the Levant from Alexander to Muhammed: Continuity and Change

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