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RZ-279826-21
The Temple of the Winged Lions Publication Project
Pearce Paul Creasman, American Center of Research

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"The Temple of the Winged Lions, Petra: Reassessing a Nabataean Ritual Complex" (Article)
Title: "The Temple of the Winged Lions, Petra: Reassessing a Nabataean Ritual Complex"
Author: Pauline Piraud-Fournet
Author: John D. M. Green
Author: Noreen Doyle
Author: Pearce Paul Creasman
Abstract: The Temple of the Winged Lions (TWL) in Petra is a Nabataean- and Roman-era ritual complex thought to have been founded in the early first century CE. It fell out of use following a major earthquake in 363 CE. This is a contextually rich site for the study of ancient ritual, economy, and society in the Nabataean and Greco-Roman world and part of a larger complex including workshops and domestic spaces. The deity (or deities) once worshiped there remains unknown. The most common suggestion is that the temple was dedicated to Al-‘Uzza, the Arabian divinity whose Greek equivalent was Aphrodite. This paper presents an overview of excavations there, as well as past and current interpretations of the site. (PDF of the article is attached as supplementary material.)
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/716829
Primary URL Description: The URL leads to the University of Chicago webpage where the article is hosted.
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Near Eastern Archaeology
Publisher: American Society of Overseas Research


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