The Nabataean Temple at Khirbet et-Tannur, Jordan, Volume 1: Architecture and Religion. Final Report on Nelson Glueck's 1937 Excavation, AASOR 67 (Ann

The Nabataean Temple at Khirbet et-Tannur, Jordan, Volume 1: Architecture and Religion. Final Report on Nelson Glueck's 1937 Excavation, AASOR 67 (Ann

By: Joseph A. Greene (author), John F. Healey (author), Schmid Schmid (author), Margaret O'Hea (author), Brian Gilmour (author), Andres T. Reyes (author), Deirdre Grace Barrett (author), Schibille Schibille (author), Catherine S. Alexander (author), Judith S. McKenzie (author)Hardback

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Khirbet et-Tannur is a Nabataean site dating from the second century B.C. to the fourth to sixth centuries A.D. located on a hilltop above the Wadi el-Hasa near Khirbet edh-Dharih, 70 km north of Petra along the King's Highway. In 1937, Nelson Glueck excavated Khirbet et-Tannur on behalf of the American Schools of Oriental Research and the Department of Antiquities of Transjordan, but died before completing a final report. Now, in two extensively illustrated volumes, the results of Glueck's excavations are finally published, based on previously unstudied excavation records and archaeological materials in the ASOR Nelson Glueck Archive at the Semitic Museum, Harvard University. Volume 1 is devoted to the architecture of the temple, the dating of its successive phases, its sculptural decoration and iconography,and to a discussion of Nabataean religion, including the evidence for its connections with the religion of Iron Age Edom and its continuation at the temple of Khirbet et-Tannur well into the Christian era, before the A.D. 363 earthquake brought an end to the site. The volume closes with observations about iconoclasm at Khirbet et-Tannur, Khirbet edh-Dharih and Petra. Annual of ASOR 67

About Author

Judith S. McKenzie won the Archaeological Institute of America Wiseman Book Award for The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt, 300 B.C.-A.D. 700 (Pelican History of Art, Yale University Press, 2007). She is University Research Lecturer in Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, and Director of the Khirbet et-Tannur project. Joseph A. Greene is Deputy Director and Curator of the Semitic Museum, Harvard University, and Series Editor of the Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Andres T. Reyes is member of Wolfson College, Oxford. He is an archaeologist who teaches Greek and Latin at Groton School. He is the author of Archaic Cyprus (Oxford University Press) and editor of C. S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid (Yale University Press). Catherine S. Alexander is an archaeological artist for the Archaeological Expedition to Sardis (Turkey), Harvard University. Deirdre G. Barrett is a Research Associate of the Semitic Museum, Harvard University, and a specialist in ancient lamps. Brian Gilmour is a metallurgist at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford. John F. Healey is Professor of Semitic Studies at Manchester University. Margaret O'Hea is Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Adelaide (Australia). Nadine Schibille is Lecturer in Byzantine at History, University of Sussex (England), and was a research chemist at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford. Stephan G. Schmid is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the Winckelmann-Institut, Humboldt University, Berlin. Wilma Wetterstrom is Research Associate in Botany in the Harvard University Herbaria. Contributors Sara Whitcher Kansa is Executive Director of the Alexandria Archive Institute (Berkeley, CA), Editor of Open Context, and a specialist in zooarchaeology. Kate da Costa is Honorary Research Affiliate in Archaeology, University of Sydney, and a specialist in ancient lamps. Patrick Degryse is Research Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Geology Centre for Archaeological Sciences, University of Leuven (Belguim). The late Sheila Gibson was an archaeological artist best-known for her reconstruction drawings in J. B. Ward-Perkins' Roman Imperial Architecture. Owen Gingerich is Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and History of Science at Harvard University. Elias Khamis is Research Associate in Classics, University of Oxford, and a specialist in ancient metal work.


Preface and Acknowledgements Judith S. McKenzie Abbreviations PART 1: ARCHITECTURE AND RELIGION Chapter 1. Introduction Judith S. McKenzie The Discovery of Khirbet et-Tannur Glueck's Methodology Publication of Khirbet et-Tannur The Present Study Appendix 1.1: List of Workmen at Khirbet et-Tannur Appendix 1.2: The Tell el-Kheleifeh Division and Shipping Chapter 2. Architecture and Phases Judith S. McKenzie The Site Khirbet edh-Dharih Early Phases Main Construction Phase (Period 2): Altar Platform 2, Cult Statues, Zodiac, Inner Temenos Enclosure, Temenos, and Triclinia Repairs ofPeriod 3: Altar Platform 3, Pair of Niches, and Colonnades Unplaced Architectural and Sculptural Fragments of Periods 2 and 3 Later Worship and Destruction Appendix 2.1: List of Sculptural and Architectural Fragments in Cincinnati Art Museum by Judith S. McKenzie and Joseph A. Greene Chapter 3. Iconographic Program Judith S. McKenzie and Andres T. Reyes Introduction The Epigraphic Evidence for Qos, and the La'aban Spring Iconography of the Qos Stele The Cult Statues Vegetation Goddess Panel Tyche Light at Night: the Moon and Figures with Torches Nike Caryatid Supporting the Zodiac The Zodiac Busts on the Inner Temenos Enclosure Frieze Free-standing Animals Period 3 Iconographic Additions Overall Interpretation Appendix 3.1: A Note on Attempts to Date the Zodiac by Owen Gingerich Appendix 3.2: A Note on the Zodiac Lamp from Petra by Kate da Costa Chapter 4. Religious Practice Judith S. McKenzie and Andres T. Reyes Introduction High Place and Pilgrimage Centre: Summary of Local Context and Chronology Food for the Gods Offertory Boxes North-east and West Altars Personal Dedications: Incense Altars and Stelai / Betyls Feeding the Worshippers Lamps The Lack of Terracotta Figurines Edomite Heritage: Offerings and Sanctuary Design Festival Occasions From How Far Did the Worshippers Come? The Designs of the Temples at Khirbet edh-Dharih and Khirbet et-Tannur Compared with Other Nabataean Temples Internal Podia, Platforms, and Adyta Deities in the Temples of Petra Positions of Altars Worshipping Standing Stones: Cult Statues, Altars, and Podia / Thrones The Nabataean Legacy Appendix 4.1: Note on a Hand-modeled Terracotta Animal Figurine by Andres T. Reyes Chapter 5. Iconoclasm at Khirbet et-Tannur and Petra Judith S. McKenzie Damage to Relief Sculptures at Petra and Medain Saleh Damage at Khirbet edh-Dharih Damage at Khirbet et-Tannur The Nabataean Legacy in Early Islamic Art Glossary Maps Bibliographical Abbreviations Bibliography Sources of Illustrations Index

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