Middle Bronze Age religious architecture was associated with monumental structures. Therefore, it unveils significant clues about the city complexity and inhabitants’ cultural and religious values. The strategic location of Ugarit, the capital of an important Bronze Age civilization in Syria, had enabled the development of unique architectural concepts in the city’s temples benefiting from the multiscale relation-ships, which exceeded the land boarders. This paper presents a detailed archaeological reading and architec-tural analysis of the Temple of Baal in Ugarit. The analysis of the temple considers its architectural concept, constructional techniques and urban settings. The study establishes a conservation proposal to identify, pre-serve and present the outstanding values associated with the temple’s ruins, and simultaneously protect them from further degradation. A series of poignant architectural interventions is proposed to restore the temple’s monumental value and urban relationships. The interior space of temple is conceptually reconstructed to ac-commodate an in situ religious museum and reflect the hierarchy of the sacred spaces inside.
|Title of host publication||Porceedings for the Structural analysis of historical structures SAHC 2016|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2016|
|Event||Structural analysis of historical structures SAHC 2016 - Leuven, Belgium|
Duration: 14 Sep 2016 → 17 Sep 2016
|Conference||Structural analysis of historical structures SAHC 2016|
|Period||14/09/16 → 17/09/16|