Comparative dating methods: Botanical identification and 14C dating of carved panels and beams from the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Nili Liphschitz, Gideon Biger, Georges Bonani, W. Wolfli

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Abstract

Carved wooden panels and beams from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, built in Jerusalem in the 8th century AD, were identified botanically and dated by 14C AMS technique. The results were examined against historical, ornamental and epigraphical evidence. It was found these timbers had been repeatedly used in various buildings in and around Jerusalem over many years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-1050
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1997

Keywords

  • Al-Aqsa Mosque
  • Ams c dating
  • Botanical identification
  • Carved panels and beams
  • Rockefeller museum
  • Secondary use

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