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Le “Palais de Trajan” à Bosra. Présentation et hypothèses d'identification

Abstract : Abstract — The « Palace of Trajan » is a large urban household in plan as well as in elevation. The building is made of four different components built around a square courtyard with porticoes on the northern, southern and eastern sides. The construction shows some remarquable features, some thermal amenities and a room with a niche on the ground floor, a large tri-apsidal space visible amongst the remains of the first storey. All the elements of the Palace include one or several
more ancient architectural elements and present numerous modifications. Nevertheless, the different stages in construction
can be chronologically ascribed to a period between the second half of the 2nd cent. and the 6th cent. AD. The « Palace of Trajan » appears to be, rather than the house of a rich citizen, a palace complex, either the residence of the governor of the city or the bishop's palace associated with the great church of the eastern quarter.
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Pauline Piraud-Fournet. Le “Palais de Trajan” à Bosra. Présentation et hypothèses d'identification. Syria. Archéologie, art et histoire, IFPO, 2003, pp.5-40. ⟨halshs-00305258⟩



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