Τρίτη, 29 Δεκεμβρίου 2009

ARTICLE The Pilgrimage Routes During the Byzantine Period in Transjordan


 A very interesting article about the sources we can use in order to find the ancient pilgrims roads


ARTICLE



The Pilgrimage Routes
During the Byzantine Period
in Transjordan

by Eugenio Alliata

 

The importance of the eastern side of Jordan in the Madaba mosaic map is apparent from the abundance of physical space dedicated to it and from the general composition of the map....

...we must start to regard the Madaba map in a more "eastern" way.
This must be kept in mind also when we speak of the aspect of pilgrimage, which is only one of the many important aspects concerning this masterpiece of art. Herbert Donner has written about the sense and purpose of the map: "One of the inferior purposes of the mosaic was the intention to offer information for Christian pilgrims, to show them how they were to go from one holy place to another.
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