Decorative Drafted-margin Masonry in Jerusalem and Hebron and its Relations

  title={Decorative Drafted-margin Masonry in Jerusalem and Hebron and its Relations},
  author={David M. Jacobson},
  pages={135 - 154}
Abstract The massive retaining walls of the Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem, with their highly distinctive drafted-margin ashlars, represent the most impressive remnant of Herod's Temple complex. Similar decorative drafted-margin masonry survives in the monumental Herodian enclosures at Hebron and Mamre. This study traces the development of the decorative drafted-margin style of masonry from pre-Classical Ionia, through the East Greek world, to its apogee in the early Roman Empire. It is shown… Expand
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