Golgotha and the Holy Sepulchre

Paperback | January 9, 2012

bySir Charles William Wilson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. The Ancient Walls Of Jerusalem. 1. General Remarks; 2. The City Walls in A.D. 70; 3. The Walls of the Roman Camp, A.d. 70-132; 4. The Walls of Mlia Capitolina. 1. General Remarks. -- Before attempting to investigate the questions connected with the ancient walls of Jerusalem, some consideration of the general principles that governed the construction of fortifications in early times is not only desirable, but necessary. Jerusalem was strongly fortified at all periods of its history, but there is no reason to suppose that there was anything unusual in the trace and construction of its walls. The defences of Jebus could not have differed greatly from those of other Canaanite cities; the walls of David and his successors, which Nehemiah restored, were constructed probably in accordance with Phoenician systems of fortification; and the citadels and walls built by Herod the Great and Herod Agrippa were almost certainly Greek or Greco-Roman in character. Philo of Byzantium,1 who embodies the experience of his day, lays down that the trace of a wall, and the form, size and position of its towers. must depend upon the natural features of the ground. The salient angles should not be too advanced, for such salients are more useful to the besiegers than to the besieged; and the towers should be so situated as to give each other mutual support. In the construction of fortifications every effort was made to guard against the blows of the battering ram 1 Circa B.C. 150. Traite de Fortification, par Philon de Byzance, traduit par M. A. de Kochas d'Aiglun (in Societe d'Emulation du Doubs, "Mem. Ser.," Toi. vi, Besancon). See also Vitrurius (circa B.C. 28), i, 5; and Vegetius (end of fourth century a.D.), Les Institutions Militaires. and the insidious attacks of the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. The Ancient Walls Of Jerusalem. 1. General Remarks; 2. The City Walls in A.D. 70; 3. The Walls of the Roman Camp, A.d. 70...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217478816

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