Recycling the Ancient Way

30 05 2014

One of the stops today was at the archaeological park of Zippori, the ancient city of Sepphoris, which was Herod Antipas’ capital city in Galilee. One of the interesting observation is how later occupants of the city recycled stones and monuments. In archaeological terms, this is called secondary usage. Here below is an interesting example of earlier Roman sarcophagi incorporated into a fortress built during the Crusader period. I am not certain about how the original occupants of the sarcophagi would have felt.

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Recycling the Ancient Way

30 05 2014

One of the stops today was at the archaeological park of Zippori, the ancient city of Sepphoris, which was Herod Antipas’ capital city in Galilee. One of the interesting observation is how later occupants of the city recycled stones and monuments. In archaeological terms, this is called secondary usage. Here below is an interesting example of earlier Roman sarcophagi incorporated into a fortress built during the Crusader period. I am not certain about how the original occupants of the sarcophagi would have felt.

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