Institut für Klassische Archäologie

Dr. Antonio Dell'Acqua


Public Buildings in roman Ashkelon: Architectural Projects, Supplying and Marbles Trades

The current project aims at analyzing, from multiple perspectives, the architecture of Hellenistic and Roman period Ashkelon and the ideological, economic and historical dynamics connected to public buildings. The pivot of this study is the roman Basilica, one of the biggest of the Levant, together with the theater and erratic architectural pieces, although other buildings are known to have existed from literary sources and inscriptions. The project is financed by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and developed in collaboration with the Hebrew University and the Israel Antiquities Authority