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Title: Change and Continuity in Urban Settlement Patterns in Palaestina Tertia
Subtitle: The Case of Christian Areopolis (Rabba, Jordan)
Author(s): CALZINI GYSENS, Jacqueline
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 15 Date: 2003
The article summurizes the first results of current research on the architecture of ancient Rabba in southern Jordan, carried out by an expedition from the Istituto italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente (the Italian Institute for Africa and the Orient) from Rome, under the auspices of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan. A preliminary assessment of the structures still visible on ground level in the archaeological area west to the modern 'Ammân-Karak road has produced a first groundplan, and some architectural features marked on it are briefly commented upon. They were part of the last occupational phase at ancient Rabba (late Byzantine or early Ummayad period).