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    DescriptionThe regions that compose the current state of Israel and the emerging state of Palestine have yielded a wealth of fascinating archaeological evidence, from the Dead Sea Scrolls found in a cave in 1947 by a Bedouin searching for a lost sheep, to the remains of Roman camps and King Herod's luxurious palaces at the besieged city of Masada. The authors begin with introductions to the complicated and turbulent history of the region in which a series of invaders, including Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians, and Macedonians conquered and ruled over its people. The long reign of the Romans in the area is given particular attention-a reign that produced the infamous client rulers Herod the Great and Pontius Pilate, as well as two Jewish revolts against their Roman overlords, both of which met with brutal suppression. Lewin also analyzes eighteen ancient city-sites, including the familiar, such as Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and the less well-known, such as Herodion, with its extravagant palace-fortress, and Scythopolis, with its Roman temples and baths. This book provides an enlightening overview of a region that continues to capture the attention of the world. J PAUL GETTY MUSEUM

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    The Archaeology of Ancient Judea and Palestine
    An Archaeological and Historic Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ariel Lewin, Photographs by Dinu Mendrea, Photographs by Sandu Mendrea, Photographs by Radu Mendrea
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 204
    Width: 211 mm
    Height: 262 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    ISBN 13: 9780892368006
    ISBN 10: 0892368004

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, HDD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 933
    Abridged Dewey: 933
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS111.L491
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    LC classification: DS111 .L4913 2005
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHC, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAL
    Illustrations note
    240 color illustrations, 16 maps, 14 building plans
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    Getty Publishing
    Publication date
    01 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Ariel Lewin is an instructor in Roman history at the University of Basilicata, Pontenza, Italy, and the author of The Roman Imperial city in the East.