Umm Al-Biyara : Excavations by Crystal-M. Bennett in Petra 1960-1965, Hardback Book

Umm Al-Biyara : Excavations by Crystal-M. Bennett in Petra 1960-1965 Hardback

Part of the Levant Supplementary Series series


Umm al-Biyara, the highest mountain in Petra, southern Jordan, was the first Iron Age Edomite site to be extensively excavated.

It was a domestic, unwalled site of stone-built longhouses dating to the 7th-6th centuries BCE.

The stratigraphy, pottery, small finds and inscribed material, including the important bulla of Qos-Gabr, King of Edom are described, supplemented by chapters on the use of space and a landscape study of mountain-top sites in the Petra region.

The later Nabataean remains on the edge of the summit indicate a major Nabataean complex of buildings, possibly a palace, which would make this the first Nabataean palace in Petra to be explicitly identified.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 183 b/w illus
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
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  • Category: Archaeology by period / region
  • ISBN: 9781842174395



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