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Le réservoir monumental du domaine hellénistique de Tyros (‘Iraq al-Amir, Jordanie). Quelques observations récentes sur le système d’alimentation en eau

Abstract : In 1999, two brief excavation campaigns were undertaken at ‘Iraq al-Amir by a team from the Institut français d’archéologie du Proche-Orient in Amman (IFAPO) within the framework of a research programme concentrating on the built landscape of the Hellenistic estate of the Tobiad Hyrcan. During these campaigns a colonnaded reservoir, situated on the sloping summit of the cliff-face that stands to the north-west above the modern village, was brought to light. The discovery of this small building allows us to perfect our knowledge of the water supply installations that constituted the surrounds of Qasr al-’Abd, an atypical construction, that was excavated and restored by the Institute between 1976 and 1987. This article firstly presents the architectural study of the reservoir: location, description of the structures and graphic reconstruction. While the reconstruction of the architectural order holds hardly any doubts, we shall see that the reconstruction of the built ensemble as well as its presumed function remains debatable. It would appear that only a global vision of the estate’s water supply system could enlighten us further. Secondly, and with this latter comment in mind, we shall present the cartographic work that is underway, as well as the recent discovery of two installations hither-to unrecognised.
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Laurent Borel. Le réservoir monumental du domaine hellénistique de Tyros (‘Iraq al-Amir, Jordanie). Quelques observations récentes sur le système d’alimentation en eau. Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets. L'eau : enjeux, usages et représentations, De Boccard, pp.43-53, 2008, 4e Colloque de la Maison René-Ginouvès, Nanterre, 6-8 juin 2007, 978-2-7018-0241-1. ⟨hal-03337458⟩

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