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By Marcus Milwright
This creation to the archaeology of the Islamic global strains the background of the self-discipline from its earliest manifestations via to the current and evaluates the contribution made by means of archaeology to the certainty of key features of Islamic tradition. the writer argues that it's crucial for the result of archaeological learn to be extra totally built-in into the broader ancient learn of the Islamic international. His corporation of the e-book into huge issues permits a spotlight on matters which are suitable throughout assorted areas and sessions, and the extensive geographical scope displays the main target of archaeological paintings within the Islamic international to the current day. (1/1/11)
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43 Crusader military architecture and material culture were investigated on sites such as Pilgrim’s Castle (‘Athlit) on the Palestine coast and Port St Simeon (Mina) near Antioch. 44 The volume of archaeological projects greatly increased in the post-war period. This upsurge in activity was paralleled by a growth in the range of archaeological techniques applied to the phases of Islamic occupation and by an expansion of the geographical coverage of the projects. Published excavations now encompass all regions of the Islamic world, from Indonesia to the Iberian peninsula.
Similar structures at sites such as Mlayha and Dur on the Gulf coast may have been constructed by Arab-speaking tribal groups who were settling the area. 19 Forts were also being erected by the Sasanians on the coast of Iran at sites such as Siraf (probably by Shapur II in the fourth century), although the shahs also established larger ports such as Bushihr, founded by Ardashir I (r. 224–41). Early Islam and late antiquity 33 Impressive fortifications were also a feature of great Sasanian cities such as Veh Ardashir (‘New Seleucia’) and Ctesiphon, both on the east bank of the Tigris.
34 Regarding the qusur of eastern Syria, it is possible to find similar relationships between them and the major routes. The road north from Jabal Says led through the desert to Bakhra’, Tadmur (ancient Palmyra), Qasr al-Hayr East, Rusafa, and then to the bridge across the Euphrates which was probably constructed by Caliph Hisham (r. 724–43). 36 While the evidence is far from conclusive, the distribution of the qusur in Jordan and eastern Syria suggests an attempt to create an infrastructure to support the key routes running north from the Hijaz.
An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology (New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys) by Marcus Milwright