Iraq Al- Amir, Le Chateau du Tobiade Hyrcan. TWO VOLUMES IN FOUR.

Larché, Francois & E. Will & Others.

Book ID: 15239

ISBN:      2-7053-0677-3


Folio. Volume I: Texte: iii, [1], 413 pp., 40 tables & figures, 42 b/w plates hors text/ Volume II: Restitution et Reconstruction, Texte: viii, 169 pp., / Volume II: Restitution et Reconstruction, Planches: 15 pp., 57 b/w plates / Album: [4], 100 plates including 4 folding, hard boards, title printed on spine & upper cover, Institut Français D’Archéologie du Proche - Orient, Bibliothéque Archeologique et Historique, Tome CXXXII, ouvrage publié avec le concours du Ministére des Affaires Etrangéres et du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1991-2005.


The second volume is an album drawn by F. Larché and J. P. Lange. This is the first detailed academic study of this palace and grave of Hyrcan. It was in 13 June 1818 that this site came to the attention to two British Travellers Charles Leonard Irby and James Mangles. They say in “Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria and The Holy Land” That after about four hours of travelling from Salt “ We arrived at a place called by the natives Arraq El-Amir. here are the ruins of an edifice constructed of very large stones, some of which are twenty feet long….Mr Bankes believed it to be the palace of Hircanu, who according to Josophus, being driven across the Jordan, by his brother Alexander king of Jerusalem”.
The archaeological research in this site began in 1976. Now the full discoveries are detailed and illustrated in this monumental work.

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