The Holy Land

The Holy Land

Book - 2003
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With a history as ancient as that of humankind, the Holy Land contains an unparalleled wealth of archaeological ruins and monuments. Divided into chapters focusing on Jerusalem, North Israel, South Israel, Mount Sinai, and Jordan, this meticulously researched handbook explores vivid symbols of Jewish heritage like Masada and Tiberias and guides readers through such varied sites as the rock-cut city of Petra in Jordan, Megiddo-the supposed site of Armageddon, and St. Catherine's Monastery, the smallest Greek orthodox diocese in the world, delving into the highlights of each site's history and architecture. With a historic survey at the beginning of the book outlining the significant epochs and detailed photographs and plans throughout, this is an indispensable reference for the archaeologically minded traveler.
Publisher: Vercelli : White Star, 2003
Edition: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9788880959205
Branch Call Number: 915.694 B665h 2003
Characteristics: 227 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Lavagno, Enrico 1962-


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Dec 31, 2012

Each page has several excellent photos of the ruins in a particular area of the holy land. Many aerial shots too and when needed a labelled drawing of layouts of the buildings now in ruins. One drawback is the small print that is used for the main text...the size usually used for captions. Good historical explanations of the significance of these cities, castles, temples, etc. now in ruins. Fascinating to read through. A good introduction before actually visiting these sights.


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