Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

Preview

image preview

Date

3-1980

Description

A detail of the Phasael Tower photographed in 1980. Archaeological expeditions have revealed that the tower, built by Herod between 37-4 B.C.E., was incorporated into the First Wall. Three towers were built by Herod, they were razed in A.D. 70. What survives of the Phasael Tower is just the base, originally each tower was equipped with battlements and turrets.

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

Share

COinS