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Dougga, Études d’architecture religieuse : 2 - Les sanctuaires du forum, du centre de l’agglomération et de la grande rue courbe

Abstract : More than thirty-five sanctuaries are known in Dougga dating to the most prosperous period of the city. This second volume examines fifteen of these monuments, six linked to the forum, the others being in the vicinity. Selected for the variety of their architectural programs, all are in a sufficient state of preservation to allow credible reconstruction.The architectural study, based on archaeological soundings, has added to existing knowledge of these sanctuaries, including the most famous of all, the Capitole. The study has also exploited the many public inscriptions of Dougga pertaining to religious matters. In doing so, the evolution of the sanctuaries under the High Empire, and sometimes until the end of the 3rd century, has been established. New considerations concerning the phases of the development of the monuments have been confirmed with the highest possible level of certainty. East of the Forum, the precinct of Mercury, devoted to dedicatory and commercial activities, is an original and ambitious architectural project, that developed continuously until the end of the 2nd century. Among other sanctuaries, special attention is given to the architectural complex of a temple behind the large cultic theater and to the imposing "Dar Lachheb", a once-enigmatic religious monument.This book is the result of theoretical reflection on the methods of study and reconstruction of cultural monuments. It represents the culmination of the research efforts of a diverse Franco-Tunisian team of archaeologists, architects, and epigraphers, demonstrating how their interdisciplinary collaboration has enriched our knowledge of one of the most studied sites in Tunisia
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Samir Aounallah, Jean-Claude Golvin, Véronique Brouquier-Reddé, Hamden Ben Romdhane, Mohamed Ali Chehidi, et al.. Dougga, Études d’architecture religieuse : 2 - Les sanctuaires du forum, du centre de l’agglomération et de la grande rue courbe. Samir Aounallah; Jean-Claude Golvin. Ausonius, 42, pp.622, 2016, Mémoires, 978-2-35613-147-8. ⟨halshs-01282957⟩



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