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Religious continuity through space: Four phases in the history of Labraunda
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Classical archaeology and ancient history.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Labraunda has a long and manifold history. The sanctuary starts out small in the Archaic period, is the most important in Karia during the Hekatomnid dynasty, reverts to a more normal position during the Hellenistic time, and is finally converted into a Christian sanctuary in the Late Roman period. This study aims to investigate the spatial pattern of what the visitor could have been perceived as religiously important at the sanctuary, in four different phases. Plans of the architecture and theory about ritual activity have formed the basis for analysing religious importance. What this study has shown is that a movement of religiously important space can be observed at Labraunda. Moving away from the origins at the Split Rock, for a long period being concentrated to the Temple Terrace, and consequently moving out to the two churches built outside the temenos.

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2012. , 88 p.
Keyword [en]
Labraunda, Architecture, Chronology, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Late Roman, Hekatomnid dynasty, Karianization, Geographical Information System, GIS, Plans, Religious space, Continuity, Cognitive archaeology, Paganism, Christianity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-175302OAI: diva2:531838
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-12 Created: 2012-06-05 Last updated: 2012-06-12Bibliographically approved

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