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Bayt al-Hawwari, a hawsh House in Sabastiya
Auteur(s)
BURGOYNE Michael Hamilton ; HAWARI Mahmoud
Résumé
Sabastiya is located in the West Bank 15 km. north-west of the city of Nablus, on the eastern slope of the hill below the ancient site of Samaria-Sebaste. At the centre of the village the main mosque stands within the remains of a Crusader cathedral. Winding, dusty alleys and lanes radiate from the village square in front of the mosque. A few medieval and many Ottoman buildings survive, some in a good state of preservation. One of the buildings from the Ottoman period, the Bayt al-Hawwari, was the subject of the twelfth season of the Medieval and Ottoman Survey (MOS) carried out during four weeks from mid-August to mid-September 2000. It is a semi-private family compound (hawsh) with numerous rooms built at different times around a central courtyard reached by a formal entrance doorway from the street. Local tradition has it that the earliest part of the building was constructed in the late eighteenth century, with other parts added later.
Editeur
Maney
Identifiant
ISSN : 0075-8914
Source
Levant (London) A. 2005, vol. 37, pp. 57-80 [24 pages] [bibl. : 1 p.1/4]
Langue
Anglais
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