Meleke

Meleke

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Meleke also transliterated melekeh or malaki is a lithologic type of white, coarsely crystalline, thickly bedded limestone found in the Judean Hills in Israel and the West Bank. It has been used in the traditional architecture of Jerusalem since ancient times, especially in Herodian architecture. Though it is often popularly referred to as Jerusalem stone, this phrase can refer to a number of different types of stone found and used in, or associated with, Jerusalem. Meleke is an Arabic word that originated in the jargon of local stonemasons. Translated as "kingly stone," "royal stone," or "stone of kings," the source of the word's meaning may derive from meleke's use in all the monumental tombs of Jerusalem. Israeli building stone authority Asher Shadmon cites the word as one of the local or colloquial "mason's terms" that have been "adopted by geologists" and are applied in the technical literature.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135896164
  • 9786135896169