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Bibil Identifier bibil:204310
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The 'Promontory Palace' in Caesarea Maritima and the Northern Palace at Masada
Title (English, ) Architectural Conceptions and Sources of Inspiration
Author Ovadiah, Asher
Author Peleg, Rachel
Journal Revue Biblique (Volume: 116, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 598-611 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Two of Herod's palaces, the 'Promontory Palace' in Caesarea Maritima and the Northern Palace at Masada, are stepped architectural complexes, built on natural terraces, used for private and intimate purposes (except for the upper level in the 'Promontory Palace'). Both palaces are similar from the architectural-conceptual point of view. On the other hand, the planning and design of the 'Promontory Palace' recalls the Timonium or Timoneion in Alexandria, Egypt, and the Northern Palace probably reflects Hellenistic architectural conceptions and inspirations. Furthermore, these two monuments also reflect Herod's hubris, pretension, megalomaniac ambitions and personal taste.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (C - G) : Caesarea / Sebastos
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Roman Period (from 63 BCE) : On the Threshold of the Christian Era (63-4 BCE) : Herod the Great (37-4)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Architecture
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (M - P) : Masada
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