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Noting the very newest unearths and methods, a number one archaeologist explores what's referred to now of the recent testomony international and what archaeology can and can't let us know approximately it.

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Vase paintings. The literary evidence is quite sparse. Although long lists of plays performed in the Greek theaters are preserved, only a few of the plays themselves have survived in toto: seven by Aeschylus, seven by Sophocles, eighteen by Euripides, eleven by Aristophanes, and one by Menander. Having originated in the context of the evolution of religious drama, theaters eventually served many functions in the ancient city. The history and development of theater in the ancient world is reflected in the changing patterns of construction evident in the many surviving structures.

33 They appear to have first been built in Judea in the Herodian period. 34 Herod the Great built at least ten spacious baths in his various palacefortresses, which have now been excavated. These include Masada, Herodium, Herodian Jericho, Cypros, and Macherus. Although the baths reflect various features of indigenous architecture and may have been built "according to Palestinian principles of construction and design,"35 they nevertheless clearly reflect the basic pattern of Roman bathhouses all over the Mediterranean world, that is, caldarium, tepidarium, frigidarium, and apodyterium.

They Styling indicates the period type for pottery: top row, from left, Hellenistic, Maccabean, Herodian; bottom row, from left, Late Roman, Early Byzantine, Late Byzantine. 31 Introduction seem to reflect a cultural reaction against Hellenism and a return to (or continuation of) the pre-Hellenistic way of life. D. 324) lamps were generally round with closed tops which contained holes of various sizes; they were much like Hellenistic lamps but without the lengthy spouts. Lamps of the Roman period were made in molds cut from soft stone; they usually consisted of two parts-top and bottom- which were stuck together.

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