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perpendicular bisector

The perpendicular bisector of a line segment AB is the straight line perpendicular to AB through the midpoint of AB.

Beth-Shean, Roman and Byzantine Period

Beth-Shean, Roman and Byzantine Period   Reference library

Gabriel Mazor

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Archaeology, Religion
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6,955 words
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...Roman and Byzantine Period Settled over Tel Beth-Shean (Tel el-Husn, the “Fortress Mound”), at the southern bank of Harod Stream that bisects Beth-Shean Valley, ca. 12 miles (20 km) south of the Sea of Galilee as the crow flies, ancient Beth-Shean, among the oldest cities in the Near East, was from time immemorial a central and significant participant in the historical chapters of the region. The valley, situated ca. 459 ft (140 m) below sea level, enjoys a semiarid climate, although some 30 to 35 springs, with an annual output of ca. 1,302,433,160...

Mesoamerica

Mesoamerica   Reference library

Charlotte Beck, Thomas W. Killion, Barbara Voorhies, Jon Lohse, D. C. Grove, Arlen F. Chase, Deborah L. Nichols, Frances F. Berdan, Thomas H. Charlton, Janine Gasco, and William R. Fowler

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
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Archaeology
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15,106 words

...is estimated to have covered some 21 square miles (55 sq km) and to have held a population of over 147,000 people at its height. Unlike most other Mesoamerican sites of the Classic Period, Teotihuacán is laid out in a broad gridlike pattern with two major perpendicular and linear roadways bisecting each other in the center of this city. Public architecture lines the full distance of the road running north–south; two of the largest pyramids in Mesoamerica, Teotihuacán’s Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, are situated on this roadway. The site also contains...

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