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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.

Architecture

Architecture   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
117,015 words
Illustration(s):
77

...from one to another with urban civilization still close at hand. The Timurids in Herat were equally alive to the delights of the garden. By the end of the 15th century the area north of the city was filled with gardens irrigated by canals. In some cases streams were diverted to bisect religious buildings such as Sultan Husayn Bayqara's madrasa and ῾Alishir's Ikhlasiyya complex. A setting for picnics, musical and literary parties, wedding and circumcision feasts, gardens also served as the locus for the quotidian affairs of state. The most splendid garden in...

Beth-Shean, Roman and Byzantine Period

Beth-Shean, Roman and Byzantine Period   Reference library

Gabriel Mazor

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Archaeology, Religion
Length:
6,955 words
Illustration(s):
1

...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...

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