The Umayyad Sacred Sanctuary and Gates: Haram in Pre-Islamic Arabia and De-Capitalizing the Byzantine Capital
Beatrice St. Laurent [+]
Bridgewater State University
Isam Awwad [+]
Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem
Chapter 5 focuses on the establishment of the perimeter of the sacred precinct in the 7th century, paralleling the Herodian period precinct. The major gates on all sides were also determined in this period and there are clear architectural indications that there was an arcade on the northern and eastern sides of the precinct.