Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

3-1980

Description

The Phasael Tower is the last extant tower built by Herod during his rule from 37 to 4 B.C.E.. Originally three towers were built on the north-west angle of the First Wall, each equipped with battlements and turrets. The surving section of the Phasael tower is only the base. archaeological excavations have show that the tower was integrated into an earlier city wall, the First Wall.

Notes

Smith, George Adam. Jerusalem: The Topography, Economics and History From the Earliest Times to A.D. 70, Volume II. (Ktav Publishing House, 1972)pp. 487-488

Yadin, Yigael. Jerusalem Revealed: Archaeology in the Holy City 1968-1974. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976)pp. 12-13

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_David (accessed 31 Oct 2011)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Archaeology -- Architecture, Ancient -- Israel -- Jerusalem; Architecture -- Historicism in architecture; Jerusalem -- History;

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Jerusalem

Keywords

citadel, Phasael Tower, archaeology, Jerusalem

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