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Connecting between phases: the conservation of the Royal zone in Ugarit

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Evolution is a key aspect in archaeology as it frames and interprets all changes in lifestyle, architectural and urban forms. The study of material culture vis-a-vis the concept of political evolution and the principles of civilization is significant, particularly for the understanding of the developments of early historic civilizations. Ugarit, the capital of an important Bronze Age civilization in Syria, has a rich representation of political evolutionary aspects and the establishment of an urban civilization. This paper reviews the royal area of Ugarit in this framework, as it represents various interesting aspects regarding its architecture, location and unique alphabetic writing system. A series of routes is proposed to present the political evolution on the fabric and highlight the relationship between public and private spaces. Some interventions are suggested, based on critical conservation thoughts. The main entrance of the city is tidied up with some architectural installations for presentation and management purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationREHAB 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historical Buildings and Structures
EditorsRogerio Amoeda, Sérgio Lira, Cristina Pinheiro
PublisherGreen Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
Pages1291-1303
Number of pages13
Volume2
Edition2014
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-8734-02-0
ISBN (Print)978-989-8734-01-3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
EventREHAB 2014: International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historical Buildings and Structures - Tomar, Portugal
Duration: 19 Mar 201421 Mar 2014

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ConferenceREHAB 2014
CountryPortugal
CityTomar
Period19/03/1421/03/14

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