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Late Antiquity, Early Middle Ages. Manuscripts. DH. Lecturer @FU_Berlin, Medieval Networks of Memory @Stanford. Book out now: A Gandalf
Aug 4, 2018 8 tweets 5 min read
At the outskirts of Jericho stands Khirbat al-Mafjar or the Hisham's Palace, one of the most remarkable structures of Late Antiquity, dating from the Umayyad dynasty period (probably the first half of the 8th C). It tells so many stories! /1 #lateantique #history It was discovered at the end of the 19th century but the main excavations were carried out by Dimitri Baramki between 1934 and 1948 (later joined by Robert Hamilton). You can read more about Baramki here:… /2